Satisfying Foreign Language with High School Coursework or Exam
Minimum Grade/Score Required to Satisfy Foreign Language
|Completion of high school foreign language (language other than English) through the third year of instruction||Letter grade of C- or higher|
|SAT Subject Test, language other than English||590|
|Advanced Placement Exam in a language other than English||3, 4, or 5|
|International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination in a Second Language (other than English) A2, B or Standard Level credential||5, 6 or 7|
|A-level or GCSE/O-level Exam in a language other than English||A, B, or C|
|Foreign Service Institute (FSI) or Defense Language Institute (DLI) exam||1-5|
Satisfying Foreign Language at Berkeley
There are three options for satisfying Foreign Language at Berkeley:
|Completion of second semester or higher of foreign language instruction with a C- or higher.||Review list of approved courses.|
|Completion of a pre-approved breadth course that is taught in a language other than English and requires an advanced language instruction course as a prerequiste.||For this option, students may use the course to fulfill Foreign Language and one of the approved Seven-Course Breadth areas, provided the course is completed with a letter grade of C- or higher. Review list of approved courses.|
|Proficiency exam issued by a UC faculty.||The faculty administering the exam must issue the results on UC departmental letterhead, and confirm proficiency (i.e. C- or higher) in reading, writing, speaking and listening at a level equivalent to what the student would have otherwise achieved by completion of instruction through the second semester (or third quarter) of instruction in a language other than English.|
Satisfying Foreign Language with Transfer Courses
All transfer courses pursued for Foreign Language must be completed with a C- or higher.
- Students admitted with IGETC Certification or UC Reciprocity have satisfied Foreign Language. No additional course work is required.
- Continuing Berkelely students who have already completed course work at Berkeley may pursue a pre-approved course for Foreign Language at a California Community College during the summer, or while not enrolled at Berkeley during a fall or spring term. To identify pre-approved courses for Foreign Language, use ASSIST(link is external).
- Transfer courses from accredited higher education insitutions may also be considered. Talk to an L&S College Adviser or email AskLnS@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) for more information.