Not fulfilling the foreign language

<p>I am deaf, and because it is so difficult for me to hear and speak a foreign language (I still go to speech therapy to learn to pronounce English words), I took American Sign Language instead of other foreign language. I took ASL in 8th grade and 9th grade. But, I got 1.25 credit for it. In my sophomore year, ASL 2 was cancelled. Then, I moved to a different school, and it doesn't have any ASL classes. I tried to find ASL classes at community colleges, but they don't have it. So, when I apply, my transcipt might say that I took 1.25 credit of ASL. I also found out that Princeton (my #1 school) doesn't accept ASL as a foregin language. How doomed am I?</p>

<p>Almost all college apps have a space for "extenuating circumstances" and you can write your situation there. Also, give the school a call when your application was in just in case.</p>

<p>The policy that ASL is not accepted as a foreign language is intended for people who are not deaf. As already said, let your colleges know when you apply. Princeton Review has a book of colleges ranked as to how well they deal with students with disabilities.</p>

<p>Can you take Latin? It is all written, no spoken words. My kids are terrible at Languages. The 1st son did poorly trying to speak Spanish, the 2nd is doing great at Latin - just memorizing the words. My neighbor's kid who went to Princeton thought that the Latin helped get him accepted. Also, he had high stats. Good luck.</p>

<p>Lation wasn't offered at my old school, but at my new school, it was. However, there was no room on my schedule to take Latin. So it is too late to take it.</p>

<p>just curious... does anyone know whether internationals are supposed to take a foreign language? given that most of us already know english+ our countries respective languages chinese, hindi etc...</p>

<p>I don't know, but I wouldn't think so since you were taking English as a foreign language. Don't forget to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test .... do I have that spelled right?</p>