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Do I need to take a foreign language for college admissions?

Hi all! I've heard that taking a foreign language in high school is important for college admissions. Is this true? And if so, how many years of a foreign language should I take? Thanks for any advice you can provide!

11 months ago

Hi there! Yes, taking a foreign language in high school is usually beneficial for college admissions. Most colleges and universities like to see applicants with a well-rounded education, and learning a foreign language demonstrates that you're versatile and willing to tackle new challenges. As for how many years you should take, it depends on the requirements of the colleges you're interested in applying to. Generally, it's a good idea to take at least 2-3 years of a foreign language, but some schools may require more. It's always a good idea to research the schools you're interested in and see what their specific requirements are. Of course, if you enjoy learning languages, you can always take more years of language study, as it will only strengthen your application. Best of luck, and I hope you find this information helpful!

11 months ago

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