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Curriculum Requirements

Candidates for admission are expected to present strong high school programs of study consisting of 18 or more academic courses taken over the four-year period.

For US Citizens/Residents, we recommend your secondary school program consist of the following minimum preparation for each subject area:


4 years, with extensive work in reading and writing


3 years

Foreign Language

At least 2 years—preferably 3—of a classical or modern language


3 years of a laboratory science

Social Studies

3 years, with an emphasis on history

If you are looking to transfer, or if you are an international applicant or a home-schooled student, your requirements are different.