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  • From:                       Tatum Lloyd

    To:                            <AdrianS@mlbgsd.k12.pa.us>

    Date:                         8/29/2017 9:05 AM

    Subject:                    Language Options in College


    My name is Tatum Lloyd and I am a 2017 graduate of Millersburg High School.  As a student at Millersburg, I took three years of Spanish classes, those being Spanish I, Spanish II, and Spanish III.  I am now currently a first year nursing student at Bloomsburg University.  Like many higher education establishments, my particular college requires that students in every major complete the equivalent of two semesters of a foreign language in order to graduate.  Fortunately, there are many options available to you in college, you just have to seek them out and take advantage of them!  At Bloomsburg in particular, I had the option to take a Spanish placement test in order to determine if I could test out of these required courses.  I am proud to say that I have accomplished my goal and tested out of both Spanish I and II, which completed the language requirement without spending any money on these courses.  While this test is offered during my entire college career, I decided to take this test the summer before my freshman year in college in order to have the best possible chance of completing this task.  Although I did not take any Spanish course during my senior year in high school, therefore, having had no practice with the Spanish language in over a year, I was still able to test out of the language requirement at my university.  The test I took only took 40 minutes to complete and was offered at Bloomsburg completely free of charge.  Although this test was specific to Bloomsburg University, my particular placement test only consisted of multiple choice questions.  While every school is different, I hope this gives you something to think about while searching for the perfect school for you.  I cannot stress how important it is to research and take advantage of the options available at the college or university of your choice!  I wish you all the best of luck in your remaining years of high school, enjoy them, you won't get those years of your like





    Best Wishes,



    Tatum M. Lloyd

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