It’s a phrase I use in many of my talks and seminars. In case you missed it, let me explain what I mean by “Core 16”.
When homeschooling to college, it’s important to pay attention to admission requirements. Typically, admission requirements include having a minimum of these high school courses before even attempting to apply to a college or university:
- 4 math courses
- 4 English courses
- 3 science courses
- 3 social science courses
- 2 world language courses
That’s 16 courses. Thus, the “Core 16”.
Don’t high schoolers need even more credits than just these 16 classes? Yes, they do. There are physical education courses to take, fine arts credits to take, and electives to consider, too.
Shouldn’t students also aim to exceed the requirements in each of these areas, to increase their chances of getting accepted to selective colleges? By all means. More is always better.
I’ve written many articles about the Core 16, college admissions, and other high school requirements.
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