Preparing for College

An Advanced Sophomore Schedule

Question: Please give me an example of an advanced sophomore schedule.

An “advanced sophomore schedule” can only be judged in the context of what your school offers. When students apply to colleges, admission applications ask guidance counselors to indicate whether that student has taken a course load that is “Most demanding,” “Very demanding,” “Demanding,” or “Less demanding,” compared to his or her school peers. (Sometimes the terminology is slightly different, but that’s the general idea.) Thus, if you are hoping to elect an advanced 10th grade load, your first stop should be your guidance office, where you ask if you have indeed chosen the “Most Demanding” courses available at your school.

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