Exempt from Language Requirement

<p>I was lucky enough to score well on the Spanish Subject Test and am now exempt from the language requirement. Generally, do most exempt students choose to skip languages altogether? How common is it for students to skip into 200-level language courses as a freshman? </p>

<p>Also, I've heard that language classes are the most difficult classes at Princeton, and it is nearly impossible for a non-native speaker to get an A. How true is this rumor?</p>

<p>Yeah the rumor's pretty true.</p>

<p>Though of course you'll find, just in general, that classes at Princeton are harder than anything else you've done before.</p>

<p>I'm not too sure about that rumor. I hadn't taken French in over a year before going to Princeton, and I managed to get an A- in my French class 1st semester. It's entirely possible to do well, but you've got to spend a lot of time on it. That pretty much goes for any class here, though.</p>

<p>So it wouldn't be so bad an idea to skip out of the language altogether, given that I don't really care to learn a language other than English?</p>

<p>If you've tested out of your foreign language requirement, I see no reason to continue studying said foreign language unless you're genuinely interested in the subject.</p>

<p>^Agreed. If you have no desire to learn another language and if you've placed out of it, don't bother taking language classes. It'll allow you to explore other courses that you may find more appealing.</p>

<p>Sorry about stealing the thread, but I have a couple of questions about the language requirement. </p>

<p>Can I satisfy the language requirement with my native language? It's Korean and I scored 800 on the Subject Test but if that doesn't work, I can also take the placement test and ace it.</p>

<p>Can I take two language placement tests? If they don't accept my Korean SAT Subject score, I'm planning to take both Korean and Spanish placement tests. I think I read somewhere that you can be exempt from the requirement with standardized tests of certain languages (Spanish, French, etc.) but I don't think Korean was one of them.</p>

<p>I think you'll be fine with just Korean. I am friends with many international students and most of them don't take language classes for the same reason as you wouldn't.</p>