Hendrix College expects students to demonstrate their seriousness of purpose by participating in a college preparatory curriculum throughout their high school careers. The College recommends that preparatory work include the
English (4 or more years/units) – to cover grammar, composition, and literature.
Social Studies (3 or more years/units) – to include 1 year/unit in American history, 1 year/unit in world history, and 1/2 year/unit in civics or American government.
Natural Sciences (2 or more years/units) – to be selected from offerings in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Mathematics (3 or more years/units) – to include Algebra I, and additional units selected from Algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus.
Foreign Language (2 or more years/units) – to be selected from offerings
in French, German, Spanish, or other major foreign languages.
Particular attention is given to the level of challenge of an applicant’s previous course of study and to trends in performance.