I'm a US citizen studying (to be enrolled in 11th grade) in India in a Cambridge International AS/A level program. It offers 2 tracks (Science & Commerce) and neither of them have foreign language in the curriculum. Unfortunately I did not take any foreign language courses during my 9th & 10th grades either. Many of the US universities seem to require atleast 2 years of foreign language. Is this requirement a must-have or can this be substituted with a SAT Subject test in German/French for example?

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    Anupama Singh
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Anupama Singh Answered a year ago

Many universities understand that the Indian curriculum doesn't allow for foreign language in your +2, and this is OK.  Since you're saying you also did not take a foreign language in your 9th and 10th, I recommend writing something in your application about why you weren't able to take it.  If you speak another language at home you can also talk about that in your application.  To show some level of proficiency in a foreign language, you can take a test as well like an AP or SAT subject.  However, some universities may be able to admit you even if....View More

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What are the requirements for studying in Canada specifically for people studying the A level?

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Geetha Swamy Answered a year ago

First of all, you need good grades. I would advise you to take the IELTS for proof of English Proficiency with a score of 7 or above. Other than that, good grades help.

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I'm currently in my last year of the British system and studying three A levels. I'll be sitting for my SATs in October and submitting my essay via the common app. Since we don't use GPAs, how would my A level grades factor in?

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Judith Winters Answered a year ago

You will submit your predicted A level scores when  you apply- For clarification you should state that you attend a British school, whereby, you don't have a high school transcript. If  you took the IGCSE's you should submit them as well. Make sure to answer this question on the common app-International applicants: Is promotion within your educational system based upon standard leaving examinations given at the end of lower and/or senior secondary school by a state or national leaving examinations board?

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