My school doesn't offer German, but I have an option to pursue German out of school (via community college). I heard that colleges like to see atleast 3 years of world language, and since I already did 1 year of German in 9th grade I felt this was a good option for me to continue learning (as I will be a 11th grader next year).
However, I am worried that doing German this way would be very time consuming and I wanted to know if it is worth doing a world language like this.
You should first determine what kind of college you want to pursue. If you have your heart set on the very best schools like T25 schools, then 3 years of a single foreign language is a must. Some schools require 4. Many top admits have completed at least 5 years including the AP version of French, Spanish, Chinese, or German. If you are not looking to apply to competitive colleges, then I wouldn't worry too much about this requirement. You can look up the minimum HS requirements for each college on their websites.
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