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What is considered as an undergraduate program?

I am currently a high school sophomore, and I am enrolled next year for dual credit for Spanish lll. Does this count as an undergraduate program?

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Thank you comment icon Whether this counts as college credit is wholly dependent on the colleges to which you will apply. That being said, this language is a great choice as so many corporations need bilingual employees. If you have an affinity for languages, consider broadening your horizons and consider the Arabic languages. This would allow for a greater work opportunity - particularly in the government. Fariba Tabarrok

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Daniel’s Answer

Sorta yea. If what you did is similar to what I did (though with German), you get full college credit for it, which appears on an undergraduate transcript. Also depending on the specific situation, you may be eligible to get a Uni student ID card.


Of course, you'd get credit at whatever Uni it's affiliated with - there's no guarantee that the credits would transfer to another Uni if you were to go somewhere else. They might, they might not. (But note this is exactly the same as if you had just taken a college course somewhere, and then tried to transfer somewhere else - it doesn't always count in the destination Uni).

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Ken’s Answer

Possibly, but be careful with your course selection from here on to high school graduation. Prudent course selection should be made to correlate your high school course selection with the college courses necessary for your college major/career choice. I have seen too many cases in which, due to poor planning, a student had to pay to take college courses which he/she could have taken for free in high school. Getting to know yourself and the career choices as best as you can now will pay off in the long run in course selection, career selection, and networking which will allow you to prepare yourself best for your education/career journey. Here are some tips which I have developed from my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting.

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The first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person at your high school and college who tracks and works with graduates to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
Locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##
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