First-year foreign language courses

  • All courses taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement cannot also be counted toward Areas of Knowledge. For example, a student who meets the foreign language requirement with SPAN 101, 102, 103 may not count any of those 15 credits toward VLPA.
  • If the student has satisfied the foreign language requirement, first-year foreign language courses in a second language may count for VLPA as long as the student completes the whole first year of the language, if the first year totals at least 12 quarter credits.
  • The requirement (to count a second foreign language toward VLPA) is only that the student completes the first year of the language, not that the student completes the sequence with a numerical grade. For example, a student who has satisfied the foreign language requirement and then completes FRENCH 101 and 102 with numerical grades and FRENCH 103 with a grade of S, is allowed to count the FRENCH 101 and 102 toward VLPA.
  • Foreign language courses in a language other than the one used to satisfy the foreign language requirement can count toward VLPA if the courses were transferred under theTransfer Associate Degree Agreement, even if the student didn't complete the entire first year of the language.
  • Because of the policy of its accrediting agency, the College of Engineering does not allow the first two quarters of a foreign language to count toward VLPA, under any circumstances.