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College Options for Junior with No Foreign Language Study

Question: I'm more than halfway through my Junior year and I haven't taken a single foreign language class. My mom wants me to go for University of Illinois or another selective school but they have a 2 year foreign language requirement. Am I basically screwed?

You’re not basically screwed but you’re potentially screwed. Many colleges, including the University of Illinois, require two years of a language other than English for admission, and often the more selective colleges expect three years (and may even prefer four).  There are colleges that don’t require any foreign language at all, but those options are rather limiting.

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