Suggested High School Course Load for College Admissions

(These are just suggestions; please check with individual colleges for specific requirements.)

ADMISSION TO OPEN & LIBERAL COLLEGES

  • English- 4 years
  • Math- 4 years
  • Social Science- 4 years
  • Science- 3 years
  • Fine Art- 1 year
  • Computer- 1 year
  • Wellness- 1 year
  • Foreign Language- 2 years of same language
  • Maintain a 2.5+ GPA
  • ACT score of 19-22 or SAT score of 860-1000 

ADMISSION TO TRADITIONAL & COMPETITIVE COLLEGES

  • English- 4 years (2 Honors)
  • Math –  4 years (2 Honors)
  • Social Science- 4 years
  • Science- 3 or 4 years
  • Fine Art- 1 year
  • Computer- 1 year
  • Wellness- 1 year
  • Foreign Language- 2 years of same language
  • AP or other advanced Courses- 1-2 years
  • Maintain a 3.0+ GPA
  • ACT Score of 20-27 or SAT score of 960-1200 

ADMISSION TO HIGHLY COMPETITIVE & MOST COMPETITIVE COLLEGES*

  • English- 4 years (3-4 Honors)
  • Math- 4 years (2-3 Honors)
  • Social Science  4 years
  • Science- 4 years
  • Fine Art- 1 year
  • Computer- 1 year
  • Wellness- 1 year
  • Foreign Language- 2 years or more of the same language
  • AP Courses- 2-3 years
  • Maintain a 3.5+ GPA
  • ACT score of 27-35 or SAT score of 1200-1590

*HIGHLY COMPETITIVE ADMISSION COLLEGES- REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN AN A AVERAGE WITH SEVERAL HONORS AND AP COURSES.  AIM FOR AN ACT SCORE OF 27-31 OR SAT SCORE OF 1810- 2100.

*MOST COMPETITIVE ADMISSION COLLEGES- REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN AN A+ AVERAGE WITH AS MANY HONORS AND AP COURSES OFFERED.  AIM FOR AN ACT SCORE OF 29-35 OR SAT SCORE OF 1920-2390.