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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.

Before you can sign up for an Orientation & Registration date, you must complete one of the five options below. Continue reading to determine which option applies to you. (Please note: Taking a particular language placement test does not commit you to taking classes in that language at Augustana. You'll learn about all of your choices at Orientation & Registration.)

Option 1: If you have studied Chinese, French, German, Latin or Spanish, take the placement test for that language. Scroll down to find the link for your language test. Options 2-5 do not apply to you.

Option 2: If you are a native speaker of Chinese, French, German, or Spanish, please take the test for that language. Scroll down to find the link for your language test. Options 3-5 do not apply to you.

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

Option 4: If you have not studied a language or if you've studied American Sign Language (ASL), please use this short form to notify us. (ASL does not satisfy the language requirement at Augustana.)

Option 5: If you have completed at least one semester of a college-level language course with a C or better, please use this short form to notify us. Bring your unofficial transcript with you to Orientation & Registration. Be sure to request your official transcript to come to Augustana. We must receive your transcript to transfer the credits and mark the language requirement satisfied.

(Note: Please use a laptop or desktop computer to take the placement test. If you use your phone or tablet, we may not receive your responses. You will be asked for your student ID number to complete the test.)

If you take a language placement test, you can check your placement (please allow three business days) by logging in to Arches and choosing “Check your placement scores.” At Orientation & Registration, you’ll learn more about your language requirements and options. 

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