Chinese SAT2 vs Multivariable Calc??

<p>I'm pretty much booked for the summer, but I'll be able to fit in one more thing.
I was wondering what would be better...</p>

<p>1) Studying (I'd need to do a lot of studying) for the Chinese SAT2. I'm Chinese, which probably factors into how colleges view this. However, scoring well isn't guaranteed. Also, because of budget cuts, my school won't be able to offer me a 4th year of language (I take Latin), so does this mean that I need to prove that I do know a foreign language well..?</p>

<p>2) Take multivariable calculus (or a class of a similar level such as linear algebra) as an online course. I did BC my sophomore year (I'm now a junior) and now I'm taking AP statistics. I'm worried that the fact that I haven't done actual hardcore math in two years will be an issue with my resume. I'm also more interested in doing this, and there's probably a better chance of me doing well in it.</p>

<p>Obviously, there are pros and cons to both...which would you guys suggest?</p>

<p>bump10char</p>

<p>Having a good Chinese Subject Test score will have a negligible effect because you are Chinese. Go with math.</p>

<p>Where are you planning on taking it online? I'm in the same boat as you (minus the Chinese SAT II part), and the only physical place that offers it during the summer is 20 minutes away and costs $1200 for the entire course.</p>

<p>Stanford EPGY has courses but its kinda expensive and you have 6 months
Brigham young has an online program too, its cheaper and you have a year, but I think the options are more limited
I'm sure there are others, but those are the two that I'm considering as of right now
does anyone else have any input on this?</p>

<p>Chinese SAT II is a complete joke.</p>

<p>Especially since your Chinese already.</p>

<p>More than 40% of the people who take the test get an 800, go and Study for Multi.</p>

<p>^second that. Take calc.</p>

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Also, because of budget cuts, my school won't be able to offer me a 4th year of language (I take Latin), so does this mean that I need to prove that I do know a foreign language well..?

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<p>I would rather try to continue with Latin than to switch to Chinese. If you can't continue with Latin then it's perfectly fine as well - four years of a language is enough to show competency.</p>

<p>Personally, I think multivariable calc would be hard to learn online unless you have a ton of time and dedication. Sure, it's easier than BC (most would argue) and sure, it can be done, but I think it would be really difficult to learn online. Are there any other electives you could possibly take at your school?</p>

<p>Not in terms of math, no
My schedule is pretty full - I have the same number of credits as other years...just no math</p>