12 days ago
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Can I still get into colleges that recommend 3 years of foreign language?

I took Spanish 1 in 9th grade and Spanish 2 in 10th grade. Now currently in 11th grade, I dropped Spanish to double up on science. AP Environmental Science and Honors Anatomy. Should I take Spanish during my senior year?

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12 days ago

Hi @noorr5901,

Yes, you should take Spanish in 12th grade. If colleges require 3 or in some cases (Harvard) 4 years of languages, there are no shortcuts around that. It's like applying without a basic data point in your holistic review and doesn't look good. Without the core requirements, you get sorted immediately into the "unlikely" stacks right at the first round.


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