how many years of foreign language...

<p>i read that stanford wants 3+ years of a foreign language
but at my school, if you take spanish 4, thats AP spanish
and i do NOT want to take ap spanish
would taking 4 give me an upper hand?
how many years of a foreign language are yall taking?</p>

<p>they don't care that much. it's RECOMMENDED but not required. people get in without taking ap spanish.</p>

<p>i took ap spanish. it was horrid. mainly b/c my teacher went on maternity leave a month before the ap exam.</p>

<p>My daughter got in with only 3 years of Spanish. There is a language requirement at Stanford that you can test out of, but my daughter wanted to take Italian, so did not try to test out of Spanish with only three years.</p>

<p>3 years is just fine. Say goodbye to Spanish and feel good about it :)</p>

<p>do you guys know if those three years only count if taken in high school?</p>

<p>I took spanish I in 8th grade then spanish II in 9th and spanish III at summer school.</p>

<p>Would this be seen as 2 or 3 years of foreign lang?</p>

<p>call them and ask</p>

<p>I have a question, since i am chinese, and i emigrated to Canada with my family lastyear, in my school , they offer mandarin french, and spanish, i took none of them.</p>

<p>what i did was i took the mandarin challenge test and passed. which can replace my mark in the "real class" if i took it.</p>

<p>but since chiense is my first language, will that count for my foreign language just because i did it in Canada</p>

<p>and i have been in here for only 14months, and i am graduating next june, it is absolutely impossible for me to have 3-4years of foregin lang.</p>

<p>so what can i do?</p>


<p>You'll be exempt of foreign language requirement, since you are obviously fluent in mandarin.</p>

<p>thank you nngmm!!!</p>

<p>i tried e-mailing them a while back but all i got was an automated response...</p>

<p>That's just a confirmation that they recieved your message. If it's really unique, they will reply back in person.</p>

<p>how do you test out of it? AP scores?</p>

<p>Yeah AP or SAT2</p>

<p>SAT II is easier (you only have to get 630 or so) - you can find all that info on Stanford's web site.</p>