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Foreign Language Placement

All students are expected to enroll in courses at the highest level appropriate. Please review specific course descriptions and contact advisors in the School of Lan-guages, Literatures and Cultures with any and all queries related to placement. For further information go to: www.languages.umd.edu.

Language Requirement: College of Arts and Humanities

  • Successful completion of level four (4) in one language in high school.
  • Successful completion of a foreign language sequence specified by the College of Arts and Humanities. Contact college for details.
  • Submit official documentation verifying native speaker proficiency. Contact college for details.

Language Requirement: Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Completion of two courses, minimum, with at least one course at the intermediate level and no more than one course at the introductory level. (High School equivalence does not satisfy this requirement.) Students may opt for a quantitative reasoning track in lieu of the language skills requirement.