Summer is here and your journey to being accepted to your college of choice is still underway. While you still can enjoy your Summer with family and friends, there are academic studies that you should definitely pursue in order to give your submissions to college admissions the best shot. Socrato has many of our own excellent resources and we would like to name a few other online resources that will help you excel in your studies in preparation for your college years to come.
What Courses Should I Take To Impress College Admissions?
First, you should properly research and develop an itinerary of the requirements of what your college admissions accepts and looks for when students apply. After you’ve done this, you can decide which Summer classes to take to add to your resume. Many colleges look for AP courses taken and other challenging courses that can supplement your ACT and SAT scores as well. For example: Students who take a 4th and 5th year of a foreign language (and scores well in them) appeals to the eyes of admissions moreso than if only 1 or 2 years of a foreign language were taken – This would apply to the level of difficulty for classes such as Math, Science, Literature, English, Etc. It’s not just enough to make straight A’s through school and courses you take, you must pair those scores with challenging courses that show your yearn to learn and confidence in obtaining knowledge.
Whether you are applying for a highly selective college or less selective, curriculum is more counted on than major test scores such as the SAT and ACT. This means you should focus in on what your major will be in college and attend classes that closely mold around it. You may also consider beginning with your core curriculum classes first, and then working your way into focused major classes thereafter. A benefit of taking classes this way is that you will already have a head start into college before the hustle and bustle of first year comes your way, and the experience you gain will help you be more comfortable in the college environment once first semester begins.
What Online Resources Can I Use For Summer Classes?
Affordable and Offers AP Courses: Connections Academy
STEM initiatives, AP & Gifted and Talented Courses: The Virtual High School
College Acceleration Programs + College counselors/advisors: International Connections Academy
Ivy League Prep: Cornell University
Study from anywhere with hybrid classes: Harvard
These are just a few of the hundreds of online college preparation schools that high school students can take during the Summer. Socrato also offers many online resources that you can easily access from your mobile computer devices. Remember to work diligently now to reap all of the rewards and benefits of your hard work in the near future and for the rest of your academic career – You’re almost there!