NJ College Admissions Expert Explains Whether High School Students Need to Take a Foreign Language

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Many students struggle with a foreign language in high school. But is it something that you need to take to go to college? Andrea Aronson, a college admissions counselor from Montgomery Educational Consulting, provides insight into this question in a recent blog post on the GreatCollegeAdvice.com website.

Students may need to understand what they have to achieve to simply graduate from high school! It’s not all about what colleges want or don’t want to see.

Andrea Aronson, a college admissions specialist who heads up the New Jersey office of Montgomery Educational Consulting, which is located in Westfield, NJ, recently published an informative blog post providing students with insight into how high school foreign language classes fit into the college admissions landscape. The blog post, which appears on the Montgomery Educational Consulting website: GreatCollegeAdvice.com, flags for students the various requirements that they should look out for.

In her blog post, Foreign Language Requirements And College Admissions Explained, Ms. Aronson points out that, when it comes to foreign languages in the high school curriculum, students need to be aware of the requirements set forth by three institutions:

  •     The state where they reside
  •     The school district where they attend high school
  •     The colleges in which they are interested

“Most students and their parents don’t realize that there are potentially multiple requirements that a student may have to satisfy when it comes to world languages,” remarked Ms. Aronson. “Students may need to understand what they have to achieve to simply graduate from high school! It’s not all about what colleges want or don’t want to see.”

Every state, every school district and every college has a different approach to foreign languages in high school, and students should understand what the policies are of each before they make any decisions about their course of study. In addition, each of those entities is prone to adjust their requirements from one year to the next as the perception of the importance of knowing a second language waxes and wanes.

Ms. Aronson reiterated, “Our world is becoming ever more international, and learning a second language is always a great thing for any student. Still, for some students, pursuit of a foreign language may be too much of a challenge. So, staying on top of the most current information when it comes to foreign language requirements is critical.”

From offices in Colorado and New Jersey, Montgomery Educational Consulting offers comprehensive, personalized educational counseling services to students locally, around the country, and around the world. These college admissions experts guide students every step of the way as they navigate the university search and application process. Then, they help students get admitted to the college that is right for them.

For more information about Montgomery Educational Consulting, call 720.261.8299, or email info(at)greatcollegeadvice(dot)com. Or visit http://greatcollegeadvice.com.

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