"Foreign" Language Requirement

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  1. ENSmom

    ENSmom Member

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    Does anyone know if the foreign language recommendation for admission to the Naval Academy can be fulfilled by taking American Sign Language rather than the usual French, Spanish, etc?

    I have tried the search feature for this forum without success, and cannot find the answer on the USNA website. (If you could reference where the answer can be found, I would greatly appreciate it.)

    Thanks for all of your assisance.
     
  2. gubernator

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    I don't know for certain, but American Sign Language is technically a foreign language. Sign Language is internationally spoken (or signed). But again I am not entirely certain.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    There is no foreign language requirement for admission to USNA. However, taking a foreign language for 4 h.s. years is looked on favorably -- but by no means required.

    I'm not sure ASL would qualify as a "foreign" language. However, if you're fluent in ASL, it may be worth mentioning to USNA and your BGO.
     
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