Now is your time to explore! Register for a course that is of special interest to you. It does not have to fulfill a requirement. Make a habit of taking one unique class each semester.
Choose approximately 15 courses that appeal to you so you have a backup list of courses if you do not get into your first choices.
Take at least one small class a semester. Small classes provide the opportunity for you and the faculty member to get to know each other. An inspiring teacher will have a huge impact on your college experience. Plus, building relationships now will make it much easier when you request letters of recommendations later.
Create a mix of courses that allow you to break for lunch daily, accommodate athletic practices, and spread out your class attendance over the five days of the week.
Graduate programs, law schools, and medical schools all want to see diverse courses among your selections. Do not overload on any one area.
If you do not know your AP scores yet, make your best guess as to possible scores and register.
Register for 12-17 total credits.
Your academic advisor will review your schedule in the summer and provide feedback.