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 play it safe with the classes you know you can do well in. From a college’s perspective, is it better to get an A in College Prep or a B in Honors? Former Reed College admissions officer, Ian Fisher, answers that question in this first installment of College Coach’s brand new Ask the College Admissions Expert series.
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