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Taking online German courses for high school credit - thoughts?

Hey everyone! So, I'm planning to self-study German and found an online course that could give me high school credit. Do universities see online language classes differently than those at a traditional high school?

7 months ago

Hey there! It’s great to hear about your initiative to learn German. To answer your question, many universities typically treat online language courses just like any other high school courses, especially when they are taken for credit and appear on your high school transcript. What's most important is that you're challenging yourself and engaged in your learning. Colleges do appreciate seeing proficiency in a foreign language, and taking the initiative to study it on your own can showcase your self-motivation and commitment. Just make sure the program is accredited so that the credit is recognized. Also, if you reach a high level of proficiency, consider taking the AP German exam or another standardized test to demonstrate your skills - this can be particularly beneficial on your college applications. And, of course, try to find ways to practically use the language, like joining a German club or an exchange, to strengthen your application further. Best of luck in your language studies!

7 months ago

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