tagline
WETA

Search LD OnLine

Get our free newsletter

advertisement

Forums
Postsecondary Education

foriegn language- waivers and college?


Author Message
Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 7
Other Topics
Posted May 05, 2004 at 1:44:33 AM
Subject: foriegn language- waivers and college?

We have been getting somewhat mixed signals about foreign language and college requirements. Some teachers have said that if you want to send your child to a competitive college, they must take either 3 yrs of one foreign language or 2yrs of one foreign language and 2yrs of another. Others have said that if your child has documented language processing isues, they can get a waiver in HS for foreign langugage and still be in the running for competitive colleges. Does anyone have experience with how foreign language waivers affect college admissions?

Inquiring Mom

Back to top Profile Email
Anonymous
Joined Oct 31, 2014
Posts: 69138

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 05, 2004 2:02:24 PM

Does your sons high school offers American sign language? If they do their your answer. Some colleges are very good about giving foreign-language waivers others do not give waivers . and some college do not require foreign-language at all.

Back to top Profile Email
Sue
Joined Jun 14, 2003
Posts: 1845

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 05, 2004 7:05:48 PM

You're getting mixed messages because that's what the different colleges send. You need to check out colleges' policies. There is no blanket waiver for students with X documentation, but many schools -- some of them competetive - do give them, and some accept Sign Language as a foreign language (but not all); some accept computer languages.
However, you do need to think hard about "competitive" colleges because a competitive setting is often a real culture shock.

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

Back to top Profile Email
Anonymous
Joined Oct 31, 2014
Posts: 69138

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 09, 2004 8:54:56 AM

I think for certain answers you're best to check it out on your own. Get hold of the Princeton Review's Guide to the Best Colleges - it has two pages of very easy to read information on the 'best' colleges - and specially lists their foreign language requirements. Many of them require three years of one language, some only ask for two years.

Another approach to getting into college is to choose an easy entry college for a year or two and see how it goes before transferring to one of the other schools where the going is tougher.

Good luck.

Back to top Profile Email