Selecting Senior Year
What your student does in 12th grade is more important than the previous 3 years. With admissions officers spending 8 minutes on average reviewing applicant files, snap judgments are made by looking here first.
Selective schools expect to see 4 years of core course work.
A quick review of a student's 12th grade course load can signal if the student was challenged and whether or not they're ready for higher level work in college.
💦 Have your student take challenging 12th grade courses.
💡 Follow our core course recommendations (right margin of your account).
📅 Sign up for AP exams in spring (deadline is March).
💯 Finish well with top grades even after being accepted.
Even if you're not applying to a competitive college, your senior year curriculum will be scrutinized more than any other section of the transcript.
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