Foreign Language Requirement
1). A student who continues the study of a foreign language begun in high school must take the language placement test (administered by the Language Laboratory) to determine placement in the proper level. No student shall receive credit toward graduation for any course below his or her level of placement in that language. For students continuing the same language studied in high school, successful completion of level 4 of that language will satisfy the foreign language requirement. Students who transfer college credit in a foreign language should continue in the next level which follows that in which they have received credit. If continuing the same language as studied in high school, the foreign language requirement can only be satisfied by completing level 4; if these credits are in a language different from that studied in high school, they may continue to level 4, or the Special Language Option (see below) may apply. International students may satisfy this requirement either by completing ELP 36 or by placing out of the requirement by taking the placement examination in their native language.
2). A student who does not wish to continue the study of a foreign language studied in high school may -- by filing a Special Language Option Form -- take levels 1 and 2 of a foreign language not previously studied and six semester hours chosen from the following: levels 3 and/or 4 of that language; levels 1 and/or 2 of any other foreign language not previously studied; literature in translation; comparative literature; linguistics.
Students who wish to use option 2 should file the Special Language Option Form with the Advisement Office. If the student's high school transcript is not on file, the student must supply one in order to complete the process.