As a condition of admission to the university, students must complete two sequential courses of a foreign language in secondary school, 8-10 semester credits at the postsecondary level or document an equivalent level of proficiency. Some degrees also have additional, specific foreign language requirements. To earn a UF degree, students must meet the requirements of their major and college in addition to the university’s foreign language requirement for admission.

How to Document Proficiency

If you are fluent in another language, you can provide a letter to meet the admission requirement. The letter must be on university letterhead and written by a faculty member who teaches the language at any regionally accredited institution. The minimal requirement for proficiency is that you would be placed in an intermediate level course.

Minimum Scores

To demonstrate proficiency, students can also take an SAT Subject Exam or CLEP Exam. Students must score at or above the mimimum scores listed below for theses exams.

SAT Subject ExamsMinimum Score
French500
German570
Latin540
Spanish430
CLEP ExamsMinimum Score
French59
German60
Spanish63

Please consult with your academic advisors if you have any questions about statisfying this requirement.