Do I need to take a foreign language in high school?

Hi there! I'm a junior, and I'm wondering if taking a foreign language in high school is necessary for college admissions. Can anyone give me some insight on this? I'd really appreciate it!

4 months ago

Hi! Great question. While taking a foreign language in high school is not always strictly required for college admissions, many colleges and universities strongly recommend, and sometimes require, a certain number of years studying a foreign language for admission. This typically ranges from 2-4 years, depending on the institution. Taking a foreign language can not only boost your application but also help you develop valuable communication skills and cultural understanding. Some colleges may also have a foreign language requirement for certain majors or for graduation, so starting in high school can save you time later. However, if you have a strong passion for other subjects or extracurricular activities, it's essential to balance your interests. Ultimately, it's essential to research the colleges you're interested in to understand their specific requirements and recommendations. Good luck with your college planning!

4 months ago
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