Satisfy Language Requirement

  • Language Requirements are set by each Major and/or the College

  • Language Requirements can require Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Proficiency 

If your College or Major language requirement asks for beginning proficiency, you must complete the 1202 level of language.
If your College or Major language requirement asks for intermediate proficiency, you must complete the 2201 level of languages with a Latin Alphabet including French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
If your College or Major language requirement asks for intermediate proficiency, you must complete the 1202 level of languages with a Non-Latin Alphabet including Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Russian.
If your College or Major language requirement asks for advanced proficiency, you must complete two 3000 level language courses. 
  • Proficiency may be certified in one of the following ways:

    • Language Credits completed at UNC Charlotte 
    • Language Credits received through Transfer from another college or university
    • Language Credits received through AP and IB exams
    • Credit received through CLEP testing
    • Placement above the required proficiency level on the Placement Test
    • American Sign Language Credits received at another college or university 
    • Completion of three years of high school college-prep studies in a single foreign language (including level III or above) result in Proficiency Certification at the level of 1202
    • Completion of Associate‚Äôs degree in Arts, Science, or Fine Arts under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement results in Proficiency Certification at the level of 1202
    • Native Speakers may use the Certification of Proficiency process