First Language question on commonapp?

<p>Why does the commonapp ask about your first language and the language primarily spoken at home? Does that hurt/help you in any way?</p>

<p>My opinion is that they use that to place value on your SAT Language test, but there's probably other uses.</p>

<p>I was wondering the same thing. Ive lived in the US all my life but my first language/primary language spoken at home is Spanish. That's a really good question.</p>