<p>Did you look at the Admissions Web Site?
We recommend that your high school years include the following:</p>
<pre><code>One year of high school physics
One year of high school chemistry
One year of high school biology
Math, through calculus
Two years of a foreign language
Four years of English
Two years of history and/or social sciences
<p>Overall, you should try to take the most stimulating courses available to you. If your high school doesn't offer courses that challenge you, you may want to explore other options, such as local college extension or summer programs.</p>
<p>MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School is also a resource which highlights MIT courses selected specifically to help you prepare for AP exams, learn more about the skills and concepts you learned in school, and get a glimpse of what you'll soon study in college.
You will be at a disadvantage if you don't take physics. Self studying for AP or taking college courses for advanced classes is fine.</p>