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Rate My 4 year Plan!

Avi123Avi123 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
Hello CCer's,

I would really appreciate any feedback that people could provide on this plan. I am currently a freshman. One important thing to note is that my school offers no AP classes, but lots of people take AP tests after finishing one of the Advanced science classes; however, no classes require that you take an AP test. I plan on majoring in either Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering, and I hope to get accepted into some of the top schools (Harvard, Stanford...you know, the usual obscenely selective schools :D). Also, any courses that are marked with an asterisk (*) will be taken at my local 4-year university.

9th Grade:
Science: Honors Chemistry
English: American Literature (10th graders normally take this class at my school)
Math: Calculus I
History: Colonial History (this is the normal 9th grade history class)
Language: Chinese I (I’m not a heritage speaker)

9th Grade (Summer):
Science: Honors Physics*
Math: Calculus II*

10th Grade:
Science: Advanced Biology (The title of “Advanced” at my school = AP classes)
General Psychology* during first semester
Physiological Psychology* during second semester
English: British Literature (this is the normal 11th grade class)
Math: Calculus III* during first semester, Differential Equations* during second semester
History: Post Colonial History (again, this is the normal 10th grade history class)
Language: Chinese II

11th Grade:
Science: Advanced Chemistry
Conditioning and Learning* during first semester
Abnormal Psychology* during second semester
English: Advanced Rhetoric
Math: Linear Algebra* during first semester
History: East Asian Studies
Language: Chinese III/IV (Chinese III in first semester, Chinese IV in second semester)

12th Grade:
Science: Advanced Physics
Radical Behaviorism* during first semester
English: Critical Theory (this is the highest English class my school offers)
Math: No math this year, as I will already have 5 credits (4 are required)
History: I might not take anything (I have the 3 credits required), but if an interesting class is offered at my local university I might take it.
Language: No language class this year, as I have all 4 credits


A note about electives: Electives at my school are always changing, and are generally quite random (take, for example, Seinology, an elective where all we do is watch Seinfeld). I know I will be taking Journalism all 4 years of high school, but there is no certainty on anything else.

Thank you!

Replies to: Rate My 4 year Plan!

  • Madeline25Madeline25 Registered User Posts: 525 Member
    edited December 2015
    I think your 9th-11th look amazing and super rigorous! But for 12th, if there are math, history, and language offered to you, you really do need to take them. Colleges will probably think that you are slacking off if you don't take anything.
  • IAmNotCreativIAmNotCreativ Registered User Posts: 803 Member
    Why would you choose to take 2 Chinese classes junior year then none as a senior, I think you'd be better off taking Chinese 3 as a junior and Chinese 4 as a senior. There is no point in accelerating if you're not going to use the extra time to be more productive.
    Why are you so advanced in math? Why are you going to take summer courses if you aren't even planing on taking math as a senior? Save your summer and do something else (get a job, volunteer, participate in a summer camp program, etc.).
    The rest of your schedule looks pretty good though.
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