How much will language courses affect me in college admissions?
I want to major in international relations/affairs. I have 1 Spanish credit from middle school, and 2 credits of Turkish(high school). Will this affect my admissions chances to top colleges?
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Most top colleges want to see 3-4 years of one foreign language in high school. A strong candidate would have 4 years of at least one language and pursued to the highest level possible (AP/IB). You may even want to pursue a second language to a higher level, and it also helps to have IR-related activities, such as those @crsgo0422 mentioned.
Most selective schools sub 50% admit rate they likely want 3 years but a non common language that you learned in school such as Turkish in my opinion gives a small boost just becuase of the diversity added to campus that college really care about. If you can get another year of Turkish or an accolade/ achievement such as prez of a Turkish club etc.
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