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See the Foreign Language Requirements on the Competency Requirements webpage.
See directory of Competency Requirements webpage.
Students who are diagnosed by approved services as having specific learning disabilities, either before or after their admission to the University, should contact their Association Dean for information on accommodation. Detailed information can be found on the Disability Accommodation page.
All students in the College must have a score from an SAT II test, the online placement test (French and Spanish only) or from a Foreign Language Placement Exam to enroll in a foreign language course. Students who plan to start a new language can go ahead and register for the appropriate 1010 course.
If you are have not yet taken a placement exam and don't have SAT II or online placement test scores, then you will have to make your best guess as to which language section you think you will place into for your schedule. You must adjust your schedule once you complete the placement exam.
We strongly encourage you to take an SAT II Subject Test for a foreign language. The last testing date applicable towards credit at U.Va. is the May/June test.
High enough scores on the SAT II Subject Tests can exempt you from courses and even the Foreign Language Requirement itself. You can also opt out of taking the Foreign Language Placement Exam with SAT II scores.
See the Foreign Language Placement Index webpage.
If you are unable to take SAT II exam, then you must take the College's Foreign Language Placement Test during Summer or Fall Orientation or an online placement exam (French, German or Spanish only) for placement.
Your placement for French and Spanish can be determined through a WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam. Instructions can be found here:
Each test can be taken only once.
All students in the College should plan on taking the Summer Orientation Foreign Language Placement Examexcept for students who:
Only French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish exams will be offered in the summer. If you fail to attend Summer Orientation, placement tests will be offered on the Monday of Fall Orientation before classes start.
See the Advanced Placement Exam Credit webpage.
Students who wish to be tested for proficiency in foreign languages not taught at the University of Virginia need to take the NYU 16-point Foreign Language Proficiency Test. 14 points or more on the exam give exemption from the College's Foreign Language Requirement. No credit will be awarded for this test.
For questions and information about registering, please contact Dean Christine Zunz, firstname.lastname@example.org, (434) 924-8873.
To meet the Foreign Language Requirement, transfer students must complete a sequence of courses through the intermediate level (usually 2020) in a foreign language taught at U.Va. Students may also be tested in a language not taught at the University by obtaining a referral from Dean Papovich.
Any student who has completed the equivalent of four semesters of college level language study will have fulfilled our requirement. This can be accomplished with:
If you have not completed your Foreign Language Requirement, you must begin to do so as soon as you arriveand continue every semester until the requirement is finished. Generally, previous college foreign language study will place you above the 101 level: