Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Quick question on course requirements for admission

allieandjoeallieandjoe Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
Hello all and happy Memorial Day weekend. I was just looking at the course requirements for Temple admission for freshman and it looks like they require a year of Fine Arts? My son will apply in the fall but had not taken any arts or music courses in high school. He’s taken all advanced math and sciences as well as AP comp sci and several Honors engineering electives and honors anatomy as well and many others honors and AP classes.

He plans to apply to CST as a neuroscience major. Will not having arts in high school put him in a disadvantage with his application?

Replies to: Quick question on course requirements for admission

  • jnkam24jnkam24 Registered User Posts: 527 Member
    I'm surprised your son's high school doesn't have a one semester arts requirement to graduate.
  • kidzncatzkidzncatz Registered User Posts: 798 Member
    I don't know if this is a new requirement or not, but my D17 was admitted to Temple with no courses that I would consider fine arts, though maybe her Digital Media course (a minor elective) counted as one. You might want to check with Temple as to what counts as a fine arts course.
  • allieandjoeallieandjoe Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    I hope they will see his rigorous schedule all through high school and won’t hold not taking an art or music class against him. Honestly the last time he took an art class was in 8th grade and he did terrible. Can’t draw or sing to save his life lol
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 19,926 Senior Member
    My daughter had a requirement for one performing arts class. Hers was ceramics! I don't know how that vase performed, but it counted. You will be amazed at what they consider fine arts or performing arts.
  • allieandjoeallieandjoe Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    Thanks. I checked his school handbook and it does require 1 credit of fine arts or humanities to graduate. So he has fulfilled the humanities credit.
This discussion has been closed.