Foreign Language FAQ

Do I have to take the foreign language placement test?

If you are starting a foreign language for the first time, you do not need to take the foreign language placement test. However, if you have taken a foreign language in high school and plan on continuing that language, you will need to take the placement test. The placement test gives you a score that helps you register for the appropriate level of a foreign language; the placement test does not waive the foreign language requirement, nor does it award academic credit.
The foreign language placement test can be taken at any point online.

Can I "get out of" taking foreign language?

Students must earn credit in a foreign language at or beyond the 202-level. A foreign language substitution is only approved for students who have documented language-based learning disabilities. If you have a question about the foreign language requirement please talk with a divisional advisor.