Language Competency

Students in the College are expected to demonstrate competence in a language other than English. The language competence requirement must be met by demonstrating reading, writing, and (where appropriate) listening and speaking skills equivalent to one year of college-level study. Students are expected to complete the language competence requirement in their first two years in the College.

For information on completing the language competency requirement, refer to the College Catalog.

Foreign Nationals

Students who are foreign nationals may meet the language competence requirement if their formal schooling experience in a country other than the United States enables them to demonstrate the criteria of cultural understanding and language competence described above. They must submit a petition to Catherine Baumann with supporting documentation. See our Forms and Petitions page for the petition form.

Advanced Language Proficiency Certificate

After meeting the language competence requirement, students may work toward an Advanced Foreign Language Proficiency Certificate.