When planning for college, remember the admission committees’ primary goal is to select promising applicants that have demonstrated the ability to excel academically within their institution. With this is mind, ensure that your academic transcripts effectively demonstrate your potential. Therefore, make sure you are taking the necessary classes to receive your high school diploma. Click here to view the 2013 NYC graduation requirements to check your progress. Moreover, some colleges/universities have prerequisite courses to enter particular majors or even for general admissions in addition to your high school diploma requirement so double-check with your prospective school’s website.