Ask your counselor to help you prepare your high school course schedule to make sure you take the correct classes to get into college, including those electives that interest you. Keep in mind, some college majors have additional course requirements, and different colleges have different standard requirements. You will also be able to plan and keep track of your high school course work and release your transcript to colleges you are interested in attending just by using the High School Planner through IllinoisMentor.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education recommends that college-bound students take at least the following high school courses:
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics, including algebra and geometry
- Three years of laboratory science, including biology and chemistry
- Three years of social studies, including history and government
- Two years of electives, chosen from foreign language, music, visual arts, theater, dance and vocational education.