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Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by completion of level 3 of a foreign language (Option 1); placement above level 3; or completion of the Alternate Language Option (Option 2).

  • Students without transfer college credit in the foreign language studied 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.
  • Students with transfer college credit in a foreign language should continue in the next level which follows that in which they have received credit, or should follow Option 2 (see below) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
  • International students may satisfy the foreign language requirement either by completing ELP 036 or by placing out of the requirement by taking the placement examination in their native language.

A student may fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement in one of two ways, as specified below:

  • OPTION 1: Completion of course work through level 3 of one single language OR placement above level 3. (Students who do not choose to complete level 3 of a foreign language must automatically select Option 2, Alternate Language Option.)
  • OPTION 2: Alternate Language Option: Completion of levels 1 and 2 of one single language OR placement above level 2, plus one of the following alternatives:
    • Levels 1 and 2 of another single language.
    • Level 1 of another language plus 3 credits chosen from the following options:
      • Three (3) credits of CLL, FRLT, ITLT, ITST, LIT, SPLT, related to the culture of the language in which the student completed through level 2 or the equivalent OR 3 credits of linguistics offered in either CLL or RLL.qui