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Does Vanderbilt require two years of foreign language in high school?

Harlan95Harlan95 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited August 2013 in Vanderbilt University
I'm a high school senior, and I'm considering applying to Vanderbilt if I can raise my ACT score, but I'm also wondering if Vanderbilt requires two years of foreign language to even apply to the school because I've not had any. I've taken a load of AP, College Prep, and dual-credit classes but no foreign language. Am I screwed without foreign language??? Please help.
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Replies to: Does Vanderbilt require two years of foreign language in high school?

  • PancakedPancaked Registered User Posts: 3,355 Senior Member
    Vandy Admissions FAQ
    Vanderbilt does not prescribe a specific distribution of high school coursework requirements, but most competitive applicants will have completed four full years of coursework in the five core academic areas of English, Math, Social Science, Laboratory Science, and Foreign Language. It is acceptable for a student to drop one of these areas in the senior year in order to take a second course in an area of greater interest, but the admissions committee will likely question a record that falls significantly short of the above curriculum.
  • Harlan95Harlan95 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Thank you!!
  • austinareadadaustinareadad Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    ^ That is surprising because the Common Data Set states that only two years of a foreign language are required or recommended.
  • lenny2lenny2 Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    I'm sure it depends on the major and college you are interested in. The engneering school may not be so concerned with foreign language, but liberal arts may look for it.
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