What Courses Should a High School Senior Take?
Then your counselor calls you in to make your class schedule for senior year. More than anything else, you want a break! Resist that temptation!
Do not slack off when you arrange your senior schedule. Sure, you might have filled most of your requirements for graduation, but if you’re applying to competitive colleges, this is not the time to go half day.
In your Senior year, you need to be taking the most rigorous schedule possible. If you’ve taken one AP in Junior year, now is the time to take two APs. If you’ve taken two APs junior year, now is the time to take three APs. You get the idea.
Some seniors are even taking five APs. Of course if you had an extremely difficult time in junior year with two APs, it’s advisable to stick with two APs for your senior year.
The key is to not decrease the number of your rigorous courses. Colleges want to see that you continue to challenge yourself each year.
A difficult senior year course load can be daunting. That’s why you want to complete as much of your college application as possible over the summer before your 12th grade year.