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Foreign Language Requirements

fallingup39fallingup39 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited September 2013 in McGill University
I love the sound of Mcgill so far, and it's particularly appealing for me as a US student from a family with high income (but no money, somehow) and thus very little financial based aid.

I understand that Mcgill generally bases admissions on GPA and testing scores... I currently have a 3.8 GPA, and a 2090 SAT score which is comprised of 660 Math, 730 Reading, and 700 Writing. With most of the colleges I've seen I have to boost my math score... but as far as testing goes I'm confident I'll be able to get within the accepted range. Planning on taking both subject test and ACTs as well. Not sure if this helps, but I also have two fives and two fours on AP tests.

However my transcript (I'm homeschooled, by the way) is lacking in one major aspect: As a senior, I only have 2 years of Foreign language under my belt. Mcgill is very by-the-facts when it comes to admissions; are there foreign language course requirements that could hurt my chances? Thanks!
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Replies to: Foreign Language Requirements

  • NamelesStatisticNamelesStatistic Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    Here are McGill's admission standards: Admission standards (US) | Applying to Undergraduate Studies - McGill University

    All gpa requirements are for UNWEIGHTED gpa (is that what you posted, or your weighted gpa?)
    As you see from the link what faculty or department you apply to very much affects what grades you need to get in. What department are you planning to apply to?

    McGill may be in Quebec but it is an English speaking university, so I don't think they really care how many foreign language years you have, so long as you meet or exceed all the admission criteria for the department you are applying to (again in the link above) you shouldn't have a problem.
  • fallingup39fallingup39 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Thank you! I had seen that page before, but was wondering if I was missing something. Many colleges have a separate page that lists, "we recommend 4 years ____, 4 years ____, 3 years ____" in addition to the one that states testing and prerequisite courses for a specific department.

    That is my unweighted GPA. I am a homeschooler so I cannot actually count most of my AP classes as AP since they are not accredited with the college board... which is a drag. I'll call my AP class "Advanced Test Prep Biology" and I'll take the exam as usual but it doesn't help my weighted GPA.
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