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Questions About Foreign Languages

There is a Modern Language Requirement (MLR) for all students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  The Modern Language Requirement may be met in any of the following eight ways:

  1. completing the last course in the fourth-year high school sequence of a non-English language; 
  2. completing the last course in the first-year college sequence of a non-English language; 
  3. completing a college course beyond the first-year level in a non-English language; 
  4. achieving a satisfactory score on any of the Modern Language placement examinations administered at DePaul University; 
  5. achieving a satisfactory rating in a language proficiency examination accepted by DePaul University; 
  6. scoring a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) test of a non-English language;
  7. scoring 5 or higher on the Language B assessment from a Standard or Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) program in a non-English language; or
  8. achieving a satisfactory score on the CLEP evaluation in a non-English language.

Note: American Sign Language (ASL) does qualify as a modern language.

You can find out more information about the Modern Language Option by visiting this site.

Yes. See above for information regarding language placement tests. If the language that you know is not one of those for which an online test is available, see the Modern Languages Department for information on the “language proficiency test.”