The courses that students take in high school (also referred to as “secondary school”) can affect the programs that they can “get into” or take at college or university. Colleges and universities require that students complete certain courses in order to be considered for specific programs. Students should seek advice when making their high school course selections. If they drop one or more courses, it may prevent them from getting into certain programs after high school. It may be possible to pick up needed courses through summer school or by some other means.