Academic Preparation

Here are some suggestions about the preparation necessary to help you succeed in college. 

  • Take as much mathematics as possible. All colleges and universities have general degree requirements in mathematics. Additionally, there are many, many other classes that will use mathematics. Another idea to consider is that mathematics teaches you good thinking and problem-solving skills that will help you in a variety of college courses. To avoid the necessity of taking remedial courses at the college level to prepare you for the required mathematics courses, you should take four years of math in high school if at all possible.
  • Computer Skills. If you are not already computer literate, you should develop your skills before you get to college.
  • Foreign Language. Many colleges and universities require high school foreign language as part of the admission requirements. Foreign language requirements are also a common degree requirement at the college level.
  • Writing and Speaking Skills.As a college student, you will be required to write in nearly every class you take and will be called upon frequently to speak. Many classes involve discussion, group work and/or classroom presentations. And, more importantly, employers look for those who speak and write well; these are the people that will best represent their companies.
RECOMMENDED ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR WESTMINSTER COLLEGE:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of Social Sciences/History
  • 3 years of Lab Sciences
  • 2 years of Foreign Language
  • At least 2 years of additional Academic Subjects
  • Electives should contain Academic Subjects

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