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How Will Lower-Level Math Classes Affect Admission Outcomes?

Question: Will the fact that my son has 3 years of "Math Skills" (I, II, III) affect his applying to college, as opposed to the courses being named Algebra, Geometry, etc.? How will "lower" classes affect his chances of getting into college?

As long as your son has taken the requisite number of math courses, the fact that these are called "Math Skills" will not be held against him in the strictest sense at many colleges. What I mean by "the strictest sense" is that colleges that require three years of high school math will typically accept the three years that your son has elected.

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