PREREQUISITES: In addition to taking the SATs and/or the ACTs, most colleges require that students have successfully completed certain high school classes before gaining admittance.
While admissions standards vary greatly from one college to another, nearly all schools will be looking to see that applicants have completed a standard high school core curriculum. As you choose classes in high school, these core courses should always get top priority. Students without these classes may be automatically disqualified for admission (even at open admissions colleges), or they may be admitted provisionally and need to take remedial courses to gain an appropriate level of college readiness.
Most colleges require that applicants have already taken the following high school classes: English: 4 years Foreign Language: 2 to 3 years Math: 3 years Science: 2 - 3 years Social Studies (including history): 2 to 3 years