DegreePrograms_StateForeignLangRequire

State Foreign Language Requirement

By action of the Florida Legislature, undergraduate students who enter a state university in Florida are subject to a foreign language admission requirement. To satisfy the requirement, a student must present evidence of:

  • Competency of foreign language or American Sign Language study equivalent to the second high school level or higher, or
  • Successfully completing a post-secondary foreign language or American Sign Language elementary two course, or
  • Proficiency through a satisfactory score on an approved foreign language examination as determined by the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies as adopted by the Board of Governors.

To view the University's official regulation, click here.

Those students who have studied French or Spanish in high school and wish to continue their studies in their chosen language will want to take the free online French or Spanish placement test to assess their standing. For more information, please consult the Placement Guidelines page on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website.