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Sign Language - Does it count as a language?

Hey everyone! I found myself with a question concerning language requirements. I'm taking an American Sign Language (ASL) course in high school. Does ASL count as a language when it comes to meeting college admissions requirements for foreign language?

7 months ago

Hi there! American Sign Language (ASL) can indeed count as a language for college admissions purposes, although policies may vary depending on the school. Many colleges recognize ASL as a legitimate language and will accept it as meeting foreign language requirements.

However, there might be some schools that have stricter language guidelines and require more traditional foreign language courses (like Spanish, French, or Mandarin). It's best to research the specific colleges you're interested in to see if they accept ASL as a part of their language requirements. You can usually find this information on the college's website, or you can contact their admissions office if you're not sure.

Remember, even if a particular school doesn't count ASL for meeting the foreign language requirement, it can still be a valuable asset to showcase your unique skills and experiences on your application. Good luck!

7 months ago

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