The chart below provides a good overview of the courses you need to take in high school to meet college entrance requirements. Of course, every college has its own requirements—check with the ones you’re interested in to see what they recommend.
English – Four or more years (grammar, composition, literature, etc.)
Mathematics – Three or more years (Algebra I and higher—does not include general math, business math or consumer math)
Natural Sciences – Three or more years (earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Social Sciences – Three or more years (history, economics, geography, civics, psychology, etc.)
Additional Courses – Some colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.