Your transcript will communicate more than just your grades. It will tell colleges the story of your academic development.
A huge component of your transcript is the classes you’ve chosen to take. From year to year, your roster of classes should be dynamic—i.e., it should change depending on your needs and goals. (If, for example, you decide to aim for more selective colleges, you should take tougher classes.)
I recently mentioned that your senior-year class schedule should reflect the time needed to apply to colleges as well as the approaching end of high school. A new post on the College Planning Blog has some more-specific info on how to choose individual classes, regardless of your year. Click here to check it out.