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Second language requirements for new students

Augustana students are required to complete at least one year of a second language at the college level, or the equivalent. We offer courses in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Spanish and Swedish.

You already may have satisfied the language requirement by taking four years of a second language in high school. We still require you to take a placement test; it keeps your options open for continued study of the language at Augustana. (Note: Taking a particular language placement test does not commit you to taking classes in that language at Augustana.)

Questions you have about language requirements can be answered when you meet with an advisor before classes begin.

You must complete one of the options below before you we can register your for your spring classes.

International students, please use these options instead.

Carefully read all five options below. Complete the one that applies to you:

Option 1: If you have studied Chinese, French, German, Latin, or Spanish, take the placement test for that language. This option applies to you even if you will satisfy the language requirement with four years of study in high school. If you have already satisfied the requirement, taking a placement test gives you greater options should you decide to continue studying the language.

Test link for Option 1

Option 2: If you are a native speaker of Chinese, French, German, or Spanish, take the test for that language. 

Test link for Option 2

Option 3: If you are a native speaker or have studied a language other than Chinese, French, German, Latin, or Spanish, use the form below to notify us.  

Form for Option 3

Option 4: If you have not studied a language or have studied American Sign Language (ASL), use the form below to notify us. (ASL does not satisfy the second language requirement.)

Form for Option 4

Option 5: If you have college credit for language use this form to notify us. You may have college credit from an Advanced Placement (AP) test, or you've completed at least one semester of a college-level language course with a C or better. Be sure to request your AP scores and/or official transcripts to come to Augustana. We must receive them to apply the credits to your Augustana record.

Form for Option 5