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Will Dropping Spanish for Student Government Hurt Admission Chances?

Question: If I replace Honors Spanish 3 with a class required to be part of the student government, will it hurt my chances to get into a top college? If so, what if I were to continue to learn Spanish elsewhere?

The more selective colleges expect three years of the same language and usually prefer four. So if you were to drop Spanish 3 in favor of the student government class, then it would most likely affect your college outcomes (not an automatic deal-breaker, but certainly a tick in the “negative" column).

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