Academic Advisement and the course selection process Mount de

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ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
AND THE COURSE
SELECTION PROCESS
MOUNT DE SALES
ACADEMY
Specific
Course
Questions
AP COURSE SELECTION
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Which student is likely to get into UGA early?
A . 4.0 GPA , 1 AP Course
B. 3.9 GPA , 2 AP Courses
C. 3.85 GPA , 3 AP Courses
D. 3.8 GPA , 4 AP Courses
E. 3.5 GPA , 5 AP Courses
HOPE and many GA schools will add .5 point for AP
courses in the GPA calculation.
85 in AP Government= 3.5 GPA
AP COURSE SELECTION FOR SENIORS
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Art History
English Literature
Biology
Physics
Spanish
Government
Economics
Computer Science
Psychology
European History
Calculus AB or BC
Statistics
 Meet the prerequisites and register with no hiccups.
 If not, you must file a petition in the Upper School Office.
 If you do not file a petition and do not meet the
prerequisites, you will be dropped from the course.
COURSE SELECTION PHILOSOPHY
BUILDING YOUR RESUME
 Selecting AP courses
 Guarantees credit at most universities with an AP score
 Considered by colleges as the most rigorous option for
high school students
 If you do not meet the prerequisite and you do not
complete the course waiver, you will be placed in an
alternate course.
 Free Tuition ($12,000+ value)
 Free Access to Mercer Facilities (Bear Card)
 You pay a $51 Technology Fee + Books
 You need a 3.25 ACADEMIC GPA, SAT of 1060 (CR
+ Math) or higher, a recommendation from Dr.
Franklin/Mr. Rollins, a parent recommendation.
 You receive 4 full credits, not 2
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MWF
Microeconomics
Foundations of Education
Multivariable Calculus
TR
Macroeconomics
Adolescent Health/Develop
Gendered Lives
 Survey of American Literary Masters
 (must have a 4 or higher on AP Language)
See Mercer’s Online Catalogue for Course Descriptions
Mercer Courses/Student Assistant Program
(Internship)
COLLEGE ENGLISH
Listed as an Honors class
Free Tuition BUT uses HOPE
hours
Receive credit for two college
courses, English 1101 and English 1102
You need a 3.0 ACADEMIC GPA, 970 SAT (CR +
Math)
MUST have met the SAT Requirement by June,
preferably March
GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM
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General Education Requirements
Area A: Essential Skills - (9 Credit Hours)
ENGL 1101 - Composition I 1
ENGL 1102 - Composition II 2
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Choose One of the Following:
MATH 1101 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
or
MATH 1111 - College Algebra 3, 4, 5
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MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry 3, 4, 5
or
MATH 1113 - Precalculus 3, 4, 5
3, 4, 5
GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM
 Area D: Science, Mathematics, and Technology – (10 to 11
Credit Hours)
Choose
 MATH
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 MATH
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 MATH
One of the Following:
1106 - Elementary Applied Calculus
1107 - Elementary Statistics
1190 - Calculus I
11, 12
11, 12
11, 12
GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM
 Area E: Social Sciences – (12 Credit Hours)
 POLS 1101 - American Government in a Global Perspective
 ECON 1100 - Global Economics 2, 3, 4
 or
 ECON 2100 - Principles of Microeconomics
 HIST 1110 - Introduction To World History
 HIST 2112 - America Since 1890
2, 3, 4
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COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND
COLLEGE STATISTICS
 Must Take these Courses as a Sequence
 Listed as an Honors class
 Free Tuition BUT uses HOPE hours
 Receive credit for two college
courses, Math 1111 and Math 1107
 You need a 550 Math SAT or 24 Math ACT
 MUST have met the SAT Requirement by June,
preferably March
 All dual enrollment courses buy you time in college and give
you academic freedom.
COMPLETING THE COURSE SELECTION
PROCESS
 On-line registration begins TODAY. You may log -in to
PowerSchool to begin the process after 3:00 p.m.
 Registration materials are available on Moodle.
 Students must select courses BEFORE Monday, March,
19 th .
 A copy of your course requests will be mailed to your
parents before the end of the school year.
 If you don’t complete the registration process on -line,
we will complete a schedule for you at our discretion.
You will be guaranteed only required courses for
graduation---no elective course offerings.
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