Second language requirement


Applies to students pursuing B.A. and B.F.A. with B.A. general education requirements.

The requirement is met by passing 203 or higher with a C- or better.

Other options:

Students who do not meet this standard, including transfer students from accredited and unaccredited U.S. institutions, must pass the departmental proficiency exam with 80%.

Native speakers who attended high school in their own language may not use that language to fulfill this requirement.

International students whose first language is not English must provide high school or college transcripts of formal training in their native language. They must also provide the Office of International Students and Scholars their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

  • at least 500 (paper based)
  • or at least 61 (internet-based)
  • or an IELTS score of at least 5.0.




German Program

Department Contact: Kristen Klay | 503-838-9426 | e-mail: | Location: Maaske 331

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