advice on dropping fourth language class

<p>I'm considering switching out of my fourth year language Class (AP). I don't find it extremely difficult and expect only a B, but its taking a lot of my study time.
spanish is fun but I want my class to be lighter as a senior.
I'm taking 5 other APs and i am more into science.</p>

<p>would dropping 4th year language class which many top colleges recommend be bad?</p>

<p>if i dropped it, what other courses should i consider?
teacher assistance, preengineering, or CAD drawing.
(for fun and more practical uses)
spanish 4 (just do my 4th year?)
AP stats (easy A without studying?)</p>


<p>Stats might be most useful in the long run. Dh is always complaining his bio grad students don't know enough statistics - many undergrad biology majors don't require it. OTOH some schools really like to see a 4th year of foreign language. And CAD? Well as an architect I've always sort of regretted I missed the boat on that one. I hear you on the AP language - I seriously thought about dropping it many moons ago as a senior, but then I realized I was getting a B even though I wasn't really learning anything. (I didn't even finish half the books we were supposed to read - at least not in French. I certainly didn't take the AP.) Amusingly, I went off to France before going to college and learned to speak the language fluently.</p>

<p>i plan to continue learning spanish outside of school now or later.</p>

<p>What do you think about taking course on CAD?
it's going to be basic, probably 2D.</p>

<p>when i interned in a company last summer, knowing AutoCAD seemed to be useful in both getting the intern and working there (but i did different kind of work). so i might learn the program and possibly have another intern at the end of this school year.</p>

<p>i appreciate your replies.</p>

<p>If you have any interest in working in architecture CAD is a must. AutoCAD is probably the most popular program - esp. with bigger firms. I don't know if a high school course would teach enough to be useful. Our high school offers a lot of architecture courses - unfortunately the teachers are a little dim.</p>

<p>I would say take whichever class sounds most interesting to you. I don't think any college would reject you simply because you took 3 years of Spanish instead of 4. Have a little fun this year and take something different. :)</p>

<p>I would advise against dropping the fourth year of Spanish. When S was applying last year, many colleges accepted 4 years of a single language as fulfilling the college foreign language requirement. Anything less than that required placement tests and additional college-level language classes.</p>

<p>So, even if you switch from AP to Spanish 4, you'd still meet that requirement.</p>

<p>everyone thank you for your advices.
so i guess it's best to have fun in my senior year.</p>

<p>I'd like to learn another language at college, so fullfilling lang requirement before college won't be necessary.</p>