Have you ever wondered if it would be better to get an A in a regular college prep class, or a B in an Honors class? The answer may surprise you, in this installment of College Coach’s Ask the College Admissions Expert series. Former Reed College admissions officer Ian Fisher explains the best practices when it comes to planning your class schedule. Watch the video to discover Ian’s full answer and explanation on the College Coach YouTube Channel. And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe so you can keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts.
Many high schoolers are in the midst of planning their class schedule for the upcoming school year, and this course selection can come with a lot of anxiety. Students and the parents wonder if it is better to take more challenging courses, with the risk of earning lower grades, or to play it safe with the classes they know they can do well in. From a college’s perspective, is it better to get an A in College Prep or a B in Honors?