How many years of foreign language required to take in high school for college admissions?
How many years of foreign language required to take in high school for college admissions? - I am in high school sophomore and took 2 years of foreign language in high school ( 9th and 10th) and in middle school. Is this a good idea not to continue in 11th grade and take different course?
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It depends on what kind of college you wish to attend.
If you are an average high school student and wish to attend an average college or university then 2 years of a foreign language are adequate. If you are targeting a highly competitive college or something like an elite college or Ivy league university then you should have 3 full years of 1 language, preferably 4. Some students apply to such schools with 5 years of a foreign language or 2 languages (3 years each).
Hope that is helpful in your decision making.
For most high schools the A-G requirements are 2 years to graduate and that’s the same to get into colleges. You should also make sure that both years are of the same language ie. Spanish I and Spanish II. I think you taking it twice in college and once in middle school is very good but if your looking to get into a bigger school it could set you ahead to take a 3rd year if you did well in the other years. but 2 years is perfectly fine.
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