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Language Admission Requirement 2014-2015 Catalog Year


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All admitted undergraduate students must satisfy the statewide foreign language admission requirement or meet exemption criteria. Applicants whose native language is not English must also satisfy this requirement, but may do so with appropriate course work in their native language.

A student may be exempt from the state university foreign language requirement if one of the
following criteria is met:

1.  Received an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public community college prior to September 1, 1989; or

2.  Enrolled in an Associate of Arts program at Florida public community colleges prior to August 1989 and maintained continuous enrollment until admission to and enrollment in FGCU; or

3.  Has a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; or

4.  Can demonstrate equivalent foreign language competence through credit awarded
on the basis of scores on the foreign language subject matter examinations in the
College Level Examination Program (CLEP), which must be equivalent to 8 semester
hours of college-level work. The minimum scores for awarding CLEP credit and the
maximum CLEP credit to be awarded are as outlined in the chart below:

Examination

Minimum
Score

Maximum
Credit

French

50
59

4
8

German

50
60

4
8

Spanish

50
63

4
8