What do colleges think about taking less than 3 years of a language?

<p>Well basically I transferred to a public school sophomore year and they weren't offering French 2 so I skipped the year and didn't take a language. Well now i'm in French 2 and although after this year i won't even need to take a language i've heard that colleges like to see that you've taken 3 years of a language. I REEEEAAALLY don't want to take French 3 but if I must impress colleges I might consider doing so. Is it really that necessary? Because I'm going to be a senior next year and I feel as if i'll get a C in Honors French 3.</p>

<p>The answer probably depends greatly on the kinds of colleges you're looking at. (Yale? Definitely. Wichita State? I'm not so sure.)</p>

<p>If you're looking at colleges and universities where your school sends a lot of graduates, you can probably get good, informed advice from a guidance counselor at your school. This is exactly the kind of guidance they're supposed to be able to give.</p>

<p>If you want your application to be more impressive, take more foreign languages. It's an important part of your course rigor, along with the number of math and science courses you took.</p>

<p>It's not so much that a low tier college like Wichita State won't care about you taking additional language classes as it is you don't <em>need</em> them to get into Wichita State, in the same way that you don't <em>need</em> a 36 ACT. Your chances at ANY college will improve as your course rigor increases.</p>

<p>If you're comfortable where you stand right now in terms of college admissions, no, you don't need to take more languages. If you want to make your application more impressive because you're not certain if you can get into your target schools, then taking additional foreign language classes would help.</p>

<p>thanks for the info</p>

<p>If you don't want to take a third year of foreign language, don't.</p>