AIG high school course selection guidelines
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Connecting HS Course Registration with College Admissions
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Selective Colleges and UniversitiesMANY 4-year Colleges and UniversitiesCommunity College and PCS graduation requirements
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Definition: a college or university is defined as “selective” if fewer than 30% of those applying are offered admission.Any Pathway - take appropriate course levels for students; Honors level preferredAny Pathway- courses may be any level
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English courses (Honors and AP)English courses (Honors)English courses (Standard)
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English I HonorsEnglish I HonorsEnglish I
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English II HonorsEnglish II HonorsEnglish II
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AP English Language and CompositionEnglish III or AP English Language and CompositionEnglish III
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AP English Literature and CompositionEnglish IV or AP English Literature and CompositionEnglish IV
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Math CoursesMath CoursesMath Courses
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Math II HonorsMath I Math I
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Math III HonorsMath II HonorsMath II
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Precalculus HonorsMath III HonorsMath III
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AP Calculus ABAFM HonorsAFM
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AP Calculus BC (if AB is completed)Advanced Math courses preferred
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AP Statistics
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ScienceScienceScience
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Biology HonorsBiology HonorsEarth/Environmental Science
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Chemistry HonorsChemistry or Physics HonorsBiology
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AP Environmental ScienceEarth Science (honors) or AP Environmental ScienceChemistry or Physical Science
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Advanced Biology Honors/AP BiologyAdvanced Science courses preferred
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Advanced Chemistry Honors/AP Chemistry
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AP Physics I and AP Physics II
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Requirements vary if in Health Sciences Academy or Brody School of Medicine Honors program
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Social StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
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World History HonorsWorld History HonorsWorld History
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Civics and Economics HonorsCivics and Economics HonorsCivics and Economics
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Turning Points in American History and AP U.S. HistoryAmerican History I and II HonorsAmerican History I
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AP World HistoryOrAmerican History II
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AP European HistoryTurning Points in American History and AP U.S. History Honors
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AP US Gov’t and Politics / AP Comp Gov’t and PoliticsAdvanced Social Studies courses preferred
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AP Human Geography
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AP Psychology
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Foreign LanguageForeign LanguageForeign Language
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4 + credits2 creditsnone for high school graduation or community college, but 2 for UNC system entrance
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HealthHealthHealth
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1 credit1 credit1 credit
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ArtsArtsArts
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1 credit (advanced coursework in one area is preferred)1 credit1 credit
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Electives (Career Technical Education, extra academic electives, or additional areas of interest)
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AP, Honors and advanced academic elective options to complete pathway and graduation requirementsPreferably advanced electives that enhance pathway, others that may complete graduation requirementsChoose electives that complete the pathway and/or enhance future career choice
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Testing RequirementsTesting RequirementsTesting Requirements
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average SAT score 700+ in each section (1400)average SAT scores 600+ in each section (1200)no SAT or ACT required
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ACT Composite Score 33+ACT Composite Score 25+Community colleges may require placement testing upon admission.
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SAT and ACT writing scores are requiredSAT and ACT writing scores are requiredSee any other specialty school of your choice for more information on admission testing
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SAT subject tests are also usually requiredUNC system entrance requires minimum SAT score 800 or minimum ACT score 17
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Acceptance Rate of Applicants Acceptance Rate of ApplicantsAcceptance Rate of Applicants
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5 - 10% of applicants accepted30% of applicants acceptedThe NC community college system has an open door admission policy. Anyone with a high school diploma is accepted.
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Honors college programs are usually by invitation only after you have been accepted to the university The UNC system schools admission varies, but for the small schools, acceptance rates are as high as 70% of all appliants
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Essay/Interview requirementsEssay/Interview requirements
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Usually require bothPersonal essay required
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Testing Requirements
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SAT average scores for each section 400+ (800)
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ACT Composite score 22
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The writing sections of these tests are required
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Acceptance Rate of Applicants
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60+% of applicants accepted
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Essay/Interview requirements
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If stated "optional" requirment - it is highly recommended that the essay be done to improve the application and chances of being accepted. This may indicate the student is willing to do more than the minimum.
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General Entrance Requirements
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North Carolina College System Minimum First Time Admissions Requirements
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SAT Combined (800 - Critical Reading + Math)
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ACT Composite (17)
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GPA 2.5
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* This is just a general guide. Each school has their own requirements. If targeting a specific college or university it is best to check their entrance requirements to ensure your application has the best chance of being accepted.
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