Hi, my daughter is a 9th grader this year and she is taking 2nd year of foreign languages (level 4) at high school as the school counselor told us as long as she finishes level 6(our school is trimester system so 2 years of foreign language is equivalent to 3 years of that in high schools with semester system), that will meet the UC requirement even she only take foreign languages in 9th grade only.
However, some people said some of the UC require actual 3 years of foreign languages regardless of the level of class. Does anybody know any of the UC colleges have this requirement? She is not planning to take any AP class for foreign languages so level 6 will be the highest non AP level class offered. We are interesting in UCSD and UC Davis.
“e. Language other than English- 2 years*
*or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction”
Even if your school is trimester-based, a year-long course is a year-long course, whether semester-based or trimester-based. Are your language courses taught like Language 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. over an entire year or for each trimester (Language level one for trimester one, 2 for 2 etc?) If the latter, then yes, you’ll need level 6 (or 2 years/6 trimesters worth of language) to satisfy UC’s admissions requirements. It does not state if one year of 2 different languages is fine, but the general advice would be to take 2 years of the SAME language.
As stated in the above posts, 2 years of a Foreign language is a requirement but 3 years is recommended for the UC’s. Meeting the minimum makes you eligible to apply but the majority of applicants exceed the minimum requirements.
Yes, I realize that. When we first decided whether the kids should enroll in LOTE in junior high, I called multiple admission offices to see how it would be viewed. Most were vague but insinuated that they would like for at least 50% of the LOTE to be in high school.
Last year when applying to colleges, my child made a spread sheet of the recommended coursework at each school. Schools ranged in recommending 2-4 years of LOTE. Some of those that recommended 4 yrs were Harvard, Princeton and JHU.