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FAQ: Foreign Language


Replies to: FAQ: Foreign Language

  • Steglitz90Steglitz90 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    edited February 13
    I had the opportunity to ask USC's (SoCal, not South Carolina) Director of Admissions this question after he spoke at my son's elite private HS: "My son wants to take AP Econ Senior year instead of Spanish 4. Will this hurt him in the eyes of USC or other elite universities?"

    The answer was: No, absolutely not! If he is replacing "rigor for rigor" the schools do not have a problem with it. (Especially replacing a likely "B" in Spanish 4 for an A in AP Econ -- which is what happened with my son, and my son wants to be an Econ major.) He did tell me that AdComs will have a problem with dropping a 4th year of language for another free period or "basket weaving" type class.

    We'll see if my son gets into USC (& other elites) based on this advice. He's already in at UMiami, Pitt & Fordham, at least he's going to college :) :) :)

  • chb088chb088 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    @HRSMom yes they look at French 1 in 8th grade because it was a high school course. so your child is getting credit for 4 years of high school language. My junior is in Spanish 4 and doesn't want to take AP Spanish. He is swapping it out for a different AP class.
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