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Would it hurt admissions to not have 4 years of the same language?
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I'm a rising junior and course registration is coming up. I've had Spanish since 8th grade and I haven't really learned too much, so I've been thinking about not taking it next year because I doubt I'd pass with good grades. Would only taking 3 years look negative on my transcript? Also, I really like ASL and want to start learning. Would having 3 years of Spanish and 1-2 years of ASL negatively impact my applications compared to if I were taking Spanish for 5 years?

P.S. I'm not entirely sure I'll take a world language in senior year, so should I just stick it out for one more year of spanish?

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11 months ago

I believe a college would consider your GPA more than how many consistent language years you have taken. In some cases, four years of language can be beneficial, but if you are worried that it may take a toll on your GPA, it would probably be better that you look into another option.

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11 months ago

As long as u have 2 foreign languages ur fine.

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11 months ago

It really depends on the college, but most colleges require at least 2 years of a foreign language which you already have so you should be fine. However, three or more years of a foreign language would be beneficial and would in some cases look impressive on your application if you do well if those courses. That being said, I don't think it would impact your application much if at all, colleges mostly look at GPA and extracurriculars.

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