College Admissions Requirements

Four year colleges require at least the equivalent of two-three consecutive years of the same foreign language taken at the high school level. Middle school language courses do not qualify.

MA State colleges/universities require 4 math classes including one during the senior year and 3 lab sciences. ALL MCAS requirements must be met. Highly competitive colleges and universities look for students to take the most rigorous courses available during high school. Students are encouraged to discuss specific college requirements with their school counselor.

 

 

 

 

 

SUBJECT

 

 

MA State

University

Requirements

MA CORE

(BHS students should strive for this course of study in order to be prepared for MA State and competitive colleges/universities)

ENGLISH

4 yrs

4 yrs

MATH

4 yrs (to include 1 in senior year)

4 yrs

SOCIAL STUDIES/

HISTORY

2 yrs (including US History)

3 yrs (to include World & US History)

SCIENCE

3 yrs Lab Sciences

3 yrs Lab Sciences

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

2 minimum; 3-4 for highly competitive programs

2 yrs of same language

ELECTIVES

2 courses (from above courses or Arts, Humanities, or Computer Science)

5 additional courses equivalent to 25 credits

ARTS

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1 yr

PE/WELLNESS

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4 yrs

PASSING MCAS ELA,

MATH, SCIENCE

 

YES

 

YES