I’ve read that UVA really doesn’t like to see only 2 years of a foreign language. My son is a junior and didn’t realize that until this year…and he had already made the decision not to continue foreign language this year. He wanted to be able to continue band and take some other classes, but also the teacher is really not a very good teacher.
So my question is for those of you who have gone through this before or might have some knowledge. How much is this going to hurt him? Is he going the the bottom of the pile pretty quickly because of this? We have a small high school, but he is #1 in his class (4.0 UW) and has taken the most rigorous classes available to him. We only have a few AP courses offered, but he also took some dual-enrollment courses. Made Honors District Band sophomore year, 4 years of band, 4 years Varsity Football (captain this year, awarded “Team Leader” by coaches this year), 4 years Varsity Baseball, Eagle Scout, some other leadership as well as a part-time job he’ll have had for two years when he applies.
He plans to study history. We are OOS.
Would love to get feedback from anyone who has been through this or has info. How big of a deal is having/not having 4 years of foreign language. Thank you!