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Foreign Language Proficiency

The test used for foreign language placement (see Foreign Language Placement) is NOT the same exam used to establish proficiency in foreign language. A few departments offer proficiency exams to students who wish to demonstrate that they do not need any additional foreign language enrollment/study to meet the IU General Education World Languages and Cultures requirement and/or the College's CASE Foreign Language requirement. Proficiency exams are not tied to special credit. Domestic students interested in establishing proficiency should contact the department offering the relevant language. International students who wish to use their native language (if their native language is not English) to establish foreign language proficiency should complete the "Application for Establishment of Foreign Language Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers of English" available from the College Recorder's Office. Students interested in this option should complete the process as early in their undergraduate careers as possible.

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Degree Requirements and Graduation

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Historical Notes

  • 2018-05-01: Updated policy language for style and clarity.