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Is taking foreign language classes in high school necessary for college admissions?

I'm juggling my course load right now and wondering how critical foreign language classes are for college apps. Do most colleges require them, and if so, how many years should I aim to take?

7 months ago

Taking a foreign language in high school can be an important aspect of your college application, as many colleges do require or strongly recommend it. Most competitive colleges prefer to see at least two to three years of the same foreign language, as it demonstrates both your commitment and your willingness to challenge yourself. However, the specific requirements can vary from school to school, with some more selective universities looking for three to four years. If you're finding it difficult to fit a language into your schedule, it's worth exploring other ways to fulfill this expectation, such as summer courses or community college classes. Do check the admissions pages of the colleges you're interested in to get the most accurate information for their requirements.

7 months ago

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