Latin

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  1. jebdad

    jebdad Member

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    How does Admisions view a candidate who has taken Latin? One of my daughters will have taken 4 years of Spanish while my younger daughter is on a track where she will take an advanced curriculum in Latin in high school. Not sure if it would be better to steer her away from Latin.
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    My DS took 3 yrs of Latin and is a member of National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society (similar to NHS but for Latin). Taking Latin hasn't been detrimental for any of his SA/college applications, and I believe it helped him on the English portion of the ACT.
     
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    Any advanced classes are a plus because they show a high level of academic achievement. Just know that there is no Latin major/minor at USNA.
     
  4. ca2midwestmom

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    True, but knowing the Latin root of words helps with vocabulary and English (re. the ACT/SAT). Also, in DS's Latin classes a lot of history was taught, so anyone interested in ancient history or becoming a History major at USNA would have a good base.
     
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    I started with Latin 1 as a freshman and by the end of this year will have taken both AP and IB Latin (just the course, not the exams) and my acceptance letter just came in the mail; So either way she chooses, she should be just fine!!
     

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