Why Course Selection is  Important to the College Application Process

Amy Chatterjee, CollegeWise

Almost every college in the country will tell applicants that high school course selection is one of the most important factors in determining admission to college.

Your list of classes and your accompanying GPA provides a nice summary of your high school academic career, and it’s one of the first things college look at while reviewing applicants.

But how many AP or honors classes should you take? Is it important to take four years of science, language, or math? And what if you’re debating between AP Calc or Statistics?

These are kinds of decisions that many families face, so it’s important to be thoughtful about your child’s course planning.

S4 along with Amy Chatterjee, Senior College Counselor from Collegewise, will share 5 strategies to focus on when thinking about course selection. Amy will also answer all your questions related to course selection and what colleges are really looking for.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Why school course decisions are important
  • What classes reveal about focus and motivation
  • Should course requirements be exceeded
  • How college admissions view a student’s high school curriculum

There is no charge for the program, but registration is required.

When: Tuesday, January 11, at 7:00 pm EST

Register Today

What you will learn:

  • Why grades and course rigor are more important than ever
  • What the big picture of colleges admissions looks like right now
  • What an “academic profile” means
  • How course selection will determine the number of your student’s choices
  • Why a balanced high school portfolio is very important

Amy Chatterjee, Senior College Counselor
Amy is an expert on college admissions whose goal is to help take the stress out of this process for families. As a Senior College Counselor with Collegewise, Amy’s deep understanding of the college admission process, her attentiveness to data and trends in education as well as a strong focus on the latest social and emotional learning research, make Amy a leader in this field.

Amy has a Masters in Counseling from Villanova University and with 20+ years’ experience as a college counselor has personally helped over 1,000 students successfully navigate the college admissions journey. She lives in Westport, Connecticut and is the proud mom of two teenagers who are sure to have two very different college journeys.

Did you know:

    • Over 1,300 colleges and universities are test optional for Fall 2022, and 69 colleges are test blind
    • As of January 2021 the SAT Essay and SAT Subject Tests will no longer be offered to students (YAY!)
    • Selective colleges are seeing double-digit increases in applications
    • 82% of students are dealing with anxiety, and 62% of students have trouble concentrating and focusing on their work*