Tips on Selecting Classes for the Fall

The earlier you start planning for the college application process, the easier it will be when you finally apply.

Now that the end of the school year is near, high school students are selecting their classes for the fall. With this process comes questions surrounding the best way to impress admissions officers down the road. The New York Times Choice blog has posted some great tips to consider when making your class selections. Questions that are addressed by Jeff Rickey, the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University, include:

  • How important is a student's transcript when applying to colleges?
  • What do admissions officers look for when reviewing a student's transcript?
  • Is it a good idea to take challenging classes in subjects of little interest to the student?
  • What is the best way to balance extracurricular activities and classes?
  • Is it better to take Advanced Placement classes or classes at a local college?
  • Is it better to have an A in an honor's class or a B in an Advanced Placement class?

To see the answers, click here.