Required Courses

The chart below gives you a good overview on what courses you need to take in high school to meet standard college entrance requirements. Of course, every college has its own requirements—check with the ones you’re interested in to see what they recommend.

Subject Requirements
English Four or more years (grammar, composition, literature, etc.)
Mathematics Three or more years (Algebra I and higher—does not include general math, business math, or consumer math)
Natural Sciences Three or more years (Earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Social Sciences Three or more years (history, economics, geography, civics, psychology, etc.)
Additional Courses Some colleges and universities require other classes for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, computer science, etc.