High school rigor is an important element of a college admission officer’s review of a high school transcript. There are multiple curricula that add rigor and challenge to the course of study, like honors programs, accelerated classes, dual enrollment programs, or Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. One curriculum that is commonly found outside the US, which is growing in popularity within the US, is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
How many AP classes should you take? The answer, like many in the college admissions world is, “It depends.” In this installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, former Reed College admissions officer, Ian Fisher, guides students and parents through how to answer this question for themselves.