Your junior and senior years are important, but they're not the only part of your high school education that matter to colleges. Your overall GPA retains the results of all your years, and admissions officers will consider your academic rigor — that is, the types of courses you were taking all the way up to your graduation. This doesn't mean you need to immediately flood your schedule with extra classes, and the point at which you should add honors or AP courses depends heavily upon what kind of student you are. However, here are some general guidelines to help you put together a solid plan for each year.
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