<p>is it compulsory to learn a new language if u do liberal arts n science ?/ what abt in middlebury or is it the same verywhere?</p>

<p>oh also any credits for knowuing the language u pick in advance???</p>

<p>many schools will give you a placement exam and if you test out, you dont have to take a language. or you can test out by using an AP score or SAT2 score.</p>

<p>but is it compulsory to learn one?</p>

<p>No. At least not at Middlebury. Midd students must take at least one course in seven of eight academic categories, and one of these categories is foreign languages. You can opt not to take the language course, but will need to take a class in each of the seven remaining categories.</p>

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<p>This is completely unrelated: Why do a lot of indian students like the word compulsory? It seems like everyone i have ever met that was born in india and learned english likes to use that word. I rarely ever hear it from another person. It's interesting.</p>

<p>Sorry for interrupting the thread.</p>

<p>funny question...
at penn, if you're in the college and don't test out, you have to take a language doesn't necessarily have to be a new language...since you're from india, i'm assuming you know hindi or another Indian languages...penn offers like 17 and you can take one of those</p>

<p>thanks for the help</p>

<p>n psquared what word do u use in place of 'compulsory' :-S</p>

<p>do SAT IIs help in any other classes?</p>

<p>prachi, i hope my post didn't sound offensive, b/c it most certainly wasn't, i was just curious, i usually use necessary, typical or usual</p>

<p>i dont know if they do.. but u can take them even after you are in college to gain credits</p>

<p>if u want credits for your sat then u have to check each colleges policies.</p>