Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Planning for College A college education will open doors and provide you with a wide range of career choices and opportunities. Going to college, however, takes planning and preparation. College Prep Courses If you want to go to college, take college prep courses and work hard to get good grades. Most 4-year colleges recommend that students take the following courses in high school:  4 years of English  3 - 4 years of math  3 years of science  2 - 3 years of the same foreign language  3 years of social studies  1 year of fine or performing arts