2 years of Spanish?

<p>how badly would it hurt me if I did not take Spanish 3. I would like to switch into English study's for if I do Spanish 3 chances are I wont get higher than a D+ and that would drop my 3.86 gpa.</p>

<p>That depends on the type of university you intending on applying to. In most cases it is preferable to have at least 3 years of foreign language, even if you are not intending on a Liberal Arts major. Why are you automatically assuming that you can not earn a grade higher than a D+?</p>

<p>I agree that it depends on the type of university.</p>

<p>It also depends on your other grades and goals. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but perhaps you will be a better candidate with additional study of English. I noticed that you used the possessive form of study (study’s) rather than the plural form (studies)–a common error, but one that should be avoided. If you want to take English studies because you feel the course will help you do well on college essays and standardized tests, maybe it would be wiser to take that course than to take Spanish 3.</p>

<p>Have you been able to talk to your guidance counselor about this?</p>

<p>English is my native language, I have always struggled with Spanish and I feel as if I would not do well in the class</p>

<p>Speak with your GC and ask for advise. Also try contacting your Spanish instructor from last year and ask what you might expect in Spanish 3. I don’t remember what the changes were from 2-3, however I remember my son saying that the jump from 3-4 was not that huge. Your GC can also help you determine what your target schools are expecting from competitive applicants.</p>

<p>My son is an engineering major. His first choice university recommends five years of a foreign language. It is not required, however knowing the fifth year would make his application more competitive he did take it.</p>

<p>Find out what is required/recommended. Then you can make an informed decision. What you do not want to do is find out in a year that your dream school really does want three years and think, had you only known you may have taken the third year and taken steps needed to succeed.</p>