Los Angeles

School of the Arts and Architecture

The School requires foreign language proficiency through level 2. The language requirement must be satisfied by the end of the sophomore year. Those students whose entire secondary education was in a language other than English may petition to be exempted from the requirement.

College of Letters and Science

Proficiency in a foreign language is required as part of the general education requirements of the College. Proficiency may be demonstrated in one of the following ways: 1) by completing a college-level foreign language course equivalent to level 3 or higher at UCLA with a C or better or Passed grade; 2) by scoring 3,4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement foreign language exam in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish, or scoring a 4 or 5 in Latin, thereby earning College credit; or 3) by presenting a UCLA foreign language departmental examination score indicating competency through level 3.

In addition to foreign language majors, many other majors have foreign language requirements. Requirements are listed in the UCLA General Catalog (www.registrar.ucla.edu/catalog). Transfer admission selection information is listed at www.admissions.ucla.edu/transfer.

Herb Alpert School of Music

The School requires foreign language proficiency through level 3. The language requirement must be satisfied by the end of the sophomore year. Those students whose entire secondary education was in a language other than English may petition to be exempted from the requirement.

Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs

The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by one of the following methods: scoring 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) foreign language examination in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish, or scoring 4 or 5 in Latin; presenting a UCLA foreign language departmental examination score indicating competency through level three; or completing a college-level foreign language course equivalent to level three or above at UCLA with a C or Passed grade or better.

School of Theater, Film, and Television

Proficiency may be demonstrated in one of the following ways: 1) by completing one college-level foreign language course equivalent to level 3 or higher at UCLA with a grade of passed or C or better; 2) by scoring 3, 4 or 5 on the College Board AP foreign language exam in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish, or scoring 4 or 5 on the AP foreign language examination in Latin; or 3) by presenting a UCLA foreign language proficiency examination score indicating competency through level 3.

International students may petition to satisfy the requirement with an advanced course in their native language. Those students whose entire secondary education was in a language other than English may petition to be exempted from the requirement.