DO you have to take all honors to have a good chance of being accepted into a good good college?

DO you have to take all honors to have a good chance of being accepted into a good good college? Topic: DO you have to take all honors to have a good chance of being accepted into a good good college?
July 16, 2019 / By Melvyn
Question: is it better to take mostly honors courses with a little higher GPA or all honors courses with a lower GPA?
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Jona Jona | 9 days ago
it's a weighted GPA. if you're a hard worker and you think you can do it, then you'll probably be fine. just know that if you take all honors, you may or may not have a lot of homework. colleges like to see that you challenge yourself. taking all honors can be stressful though. true that a c+ is like a b- as a normal grade, but a c+ still doesn't look good on a transcript. take honors in the classes that you think or know you like and are good at.
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Jona Originally Answered: can someone tell me what sat scores are accepted by good engineering colleges?
The first thing these colleges look for is your math score along with your scores for your subject tests(math 2 especially).It would be an advantage to take AP classes for physics and math courses like calculus.Anything around the 700 range would be a competitive application.The thing that seperates the people that get offers and those that are rejected is the personal essay assuming there are alot of canidates with similar academic abilities.So I suggest you plan your essays carefully after securing a reasonably competitive score.While teacher recommendations and grades are important,these colleges also look for people who fit in with the current community on the campus.E.g. a good attitude towards learning and how independent the person is.So its best to keep this in mind and try to express these personal attributes in your essay.Get a 3rd person to read it if possible because you have to understand that it will be a total stranger who is reading this.What 2 people think about an essay may differ significantly which shows that these may be a flaw or weakness.

Haggi Haggi
Most teachers will tell you to take honors and AP courses because on your transcript it will look better. When applying to colleges it said that it looks better if you have an A in a Regents (Regular) level course then a C (for example in an honors course). That's what colleges say.
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Eason Eason
You don't have to take ALL of them, but a few would help. AP classes as well. They are important! Just make sure you can handle everything because if you get all C's in your honors classes or something, that also won't look good.
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Caden Caden
YOU HAVE TO BE WELL ROUNDED! You cannot do a course overload and not participate in clubs or sports. Colleges need to see that you're able to juggle course load and extra curriculars.
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Caden Originally Answered: transfering from a cc to a good UC.what is my chance.?
Once you are out of high school and attend college, high school grades and the SAT scores don't mean a thing. In fact, you do not even need a high school diploma to attend a JC. Now, the question is, how many units did you earn at SFSU? If you are a junior or senior, you are probably better off going back or transfering to another CSU. However, if you have a signficant amount of lower division requirements left, going to a JC for a while is definitely an option. Also if you haven't attempted a lot of units, you still have a chance to raise your GPA. First, you should ask some of the UCs if you can apply. I know that for a UC student, he or she cannot transfer to another UC campus after leaving in bad academic standing. Things may be different for a CSU student but you will have to find out. Second, ask your JC if you qualify for a TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) program. Under this program, if you you take 60 units of UC GEs and earn at least 2.8 GPA, admission is guaranteed as the name says. However, if the answer to question one is no, then there's no point. Third, you should be looking to repeat classes that you received anything less than a C-. Usually they let you replace older grades up to a certain number of units. You should ask the UC admission how they deal with repeat grades. You may be required to take it again at SFSU. But I am guessing you probably don't want to go back there. One thing you may not know is that you can take regular classes through the extension at all UC and CSU campuses. You still earn a grade like everyone else but you won't be working toward a degree. If you need upper division classes, this is probably the only way to take them. I think you have many phone calls to make and a lot of planning to do. There's little room for error here. But if you stay sharp and don't give up, you will acheive your goals. It ain't over until the fat lady sings. Good luck.
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