Foreign Language Proficiency

Students seeking an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree must demonstrate foreign language proficiency competence pursuant to Florida Statute 1007.25, Florida Statue 1007.262, and Florida State Administrative Code Rule 6A-10.02412

 Catalog Year (Requirement Term)ProgramsRequirement
Fall 2023 forwardAssociate in Arts (A.A.)

Baccalaureate (B.A., B.A.S.)

Successful completion of two (2) credits (two years) of sequential high school instruction in one (1) single foreign language.



Successful completion of two (2) sequential college credit courses in one (1) single foreign language.




Proof of proficiency in a language other than English

Approved options to Satisfy the Foreign Language Competency Requirement

OptionsMinimum Grade/Score
Seminole State Courses
ASL 1140 American Sign Language I and ASL 1150 American Sign Language II
ASL may not fulfill requirements at other institutions
FRE 1120 Elementary French I and FRE 1121 Elementary French IID
SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish and SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish IID
Transfer Courses
ARA 1120 Elementary Arabic I and ARA 1121 Elementary Arabic IID
GER 1120 Elementary German I and GER 1121 Elementary German IID
POR 1120 Elementary Portuguese I and POR 1121 Elementary Portuguese II 
SPN 1340 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and SPN 1341 Spanish for Heritage Speakers IID
Additional foreign language course sequences may be accepted to meet proficiency requirements based on transfer credit evaluation.
Accelerated Mechanisms
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Examination EquivalentsSee note
Advanced Placement (AP)See note
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)See note
Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
Only available to those enrolled in the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
See note
Excelsior College Examination Program (UEXCEL)See note
International Baccalaureate (IB)See note
Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLTS)
This assessment does not award college credit.
Minimum 8 passing hours

Note: For additional information on assessment scores, review the Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit by Examination List (FLDOE) provided by the Florida Department of Education. 

Proof of proficiency in a language other than English

Students may submit the Foreign Language Requirement Waiver (PDF) to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English. Students must be able to provide proof of enrollment in a foreign institution in which the language of instruction was not English as documented by a high school, GED, or college transcript. A copy of the transcript is required to be submitted with the petition form for consideration.