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β€’ 06/09/2020 at 08:15PM

How much do National French Exam Silver Awards count for?

Just finished freshman year. I've taken the National French Exam last year and this year (Silver Medals/Awards whatever on both) and this year I plan to study for the test and hopefully get gold. How much do these awards account for? (Currently would like to major in polisci, maybe with a double in environmental science or something, but would like to continue learning French for as long as possible!)

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β€’ 06/10/2020 at 06:21PM

They're not the best of the best, but they're definitely good awards to have on your Awards/Honors list. Especially if the language you're receiving the award in has some relevance to the thing you're studying β€” e.g., if you could tie your achievements in French to your interest in polisci in one of your essays, it would have a more substantial effect on your chances than just having the medal itself. As it is, it's a strong award, on the same level as something like National Merit Commended. Not a make-or-break thing, but a good supplemental piece of your app.

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β€’ 06/10/2020 at 04:01PM[edited]

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