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Now that I’ve been accepted into a local college, what are some steps I can take in general to excel in my mandatory classes? Also what are some examples of mandatory classes?

I’ve been accepted into my college that I will be committing to. As of now I’m undeclared but want to minor in business and communications just to get a feel of college first before committing to a major. I already have a multitude of AP classes I’m currently taking that will cover a few college classes (AP Statistics, AP Calculus, etc). What are some recommended classed that may edge me toward and help if I do decide to major in business and communications? The college I applied to was SF State (Go Gators!) #college #college-advice #business #college-major #college-bound #business

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Angela’s Answer

It sounds like you are doing so much already to excel in college with all those AP courses! That's really impressive and will certainly cover some of your pre-req classes. Have you had a chance to meet with an Academic Advisor at SF State yet? I highly recommend this starting out and throughout your time in there. I had a lot of friends choose to select all of their courses on their own and it turned into a mess for them. I worked with an Advisor and she was SO helpful. They have your best interest in mind and they know all about what you should take to be successful. Try finding one in the departments that you're considering. It's their job to help you, so take advantage of that! Good luck!
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Anthony’s Answer

Please, note the following :-
1. Congrats on your college
admission.
2. Consider the type/kind of
course and subjects to be
undertaken.
3. The extent of INTEREST you
have in each subject is
essential.
4. The ABILITY to study well.
(Always concentrate very much
on your studies).
5. Mandatory classes depend on
the field of study chosen.
Examples are
Mathematics, Science, English,
History, Social Science, Writing,
etc.
They lead into a broader
knowledge of topics.
6. Best wishes.
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Safwan’s Answer

The most important thing is college is staying on top of work. It's really important to schedule ahead and get through each week on time. Do a bit of work everyday. Make sure to treat school as marathon training rather than a sprint.
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RAVI’s Answer

Congrats on getting into SF State college.
1. You have already undertaken some AP classes. That should get you some waivers on core coursework. You should be able to get in touch with the Admissions office either in person or by email and see what will get waived.

2. Most of the core courses are specific to the College you are attending. I am sure the Admissions office or your login profile on the college web site lists all the core courses you need to graduate. If not in your profile, get in touch with Admissions office to find out your core courses. They are usually in liberal arts, humanities and languages in addition to some math and science. Your AP course may take care of Math and Sicense.

3. Each major dept also may have some core courses to major in. You find out about them and start with them as part of your minor and that should get you head start.

4. Once you find out the core courses, you can take some of them in the local community college during summer that are associated and recognized by SF state and get them transferred. It will be cheaper and gets you a leg up as well and lets you focus things that you really want to major/minor in.
Best of wishes.
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Jessica’s Answer

I second Angela's answer. Definitely meet with one of the college counselors/advisors. Even if you're Undecided/Undeclared on a major, you can get the list of required courses for some majors you are potentially interested in declaring and attempt to take some of those courses as electives to get a taste of that Major before ultimately deciding on one. It seems you are interested in business and communications in general, so talk with your advisor to get a list of the courses required to both minor and major in those realms. You also mentioned you're taking AP courses that seem math-oriented, so if you like and are interested in math, too, maybe consider asking your advisor for the list of courses to Major in math or accounting as well. Ultimately, the last thing you want to do is fly by the seat of your pants. College counselors are valuable FREE tools to guide you toward completing your degree. People who go without meeting with them often waste a lot of time and money taking courses that are unnecessary to completing their degree. Taking a few courses that are relevant to your interests should help you get a feel for what different majors offer and what you're passionate about without wasting too much time and money. If any of those courses end up not being relevant to the major you ultimately declare, they will just become electives, which you generally need for your degree anyway. Hope this helps. Good luck to you!
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