#064 – Selective Colleges and universities want to give admission to applicants who have a demonstrated record of great academic performance. One of the ways in which college admission officers are able to gauge the academic abilities of applicants is by scrutinizing the information provided in their transcripts. The more high-level classes students take and do well in, the more favorable they will be perceived as applicants. On this episode, Jankel and I go over the different levels of classes offered in high schools across the country. These include regular classes, honors classes, and advanced placement classes. Each type of class is different, some are more challenging than others, are more demanding, and require for students to apply more time and effort to do well in them. Because of those differences, the sum total of the different types of classes students take in high school tell a story about those students. During the episode we present the effect of each type of class has on weighed GPA. Doing well in some of the higher-level classes may lead to a GPA above 4.0. Additionally, we present the steps to take to receive possible college credit for advance placement classes. We will talk about the stories those classes tell about students, what students can do to create course schedules that are challenging and result in amazing transcripts, always keeping in mind that they should only take classes at a level they know they can handle. We dive into the details of all of these topics. By the end of this episode you will be able to differentiate between the different levels of classes, select those that will help build your high school transcript, and know what to do if you want to take those that are at higher level. You can access the show notes for this episode at You can find the show notes to this episode at https://collegemetropolis.com/64. You can also help our show greatly by leaving us a 5-star rating and a positive review on the podcast platform you used to download this episode. You help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!