Graduate Foreign Langugage Proficiency

Upon approval of one’s program, degree-seeking graduate students whose degree program requires foreign language proficiency may take the courses numbered 120, 211 or 221 (Elementary Level II, Second Year Level I or Second Year Level II) in one foreign language to fulfill the requirement. The degree program will determine what grade will be accepted to fulfill the degree requirement.

Students who already have the required level of proficiency, but no documented means of showing it, may choose to take the final exam associated with the appropriate class level to fulfill their degree program’s language requirement (course number 120, 211 or 221). After taking the exam, a letter stating the student’s results will be sent to the graduate advisor of the student’s degree program.  Exams are coordinated in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of World Languages and Literatures.