What is UNI's Foreign Language Graduation Requirement?
Students entering the University of Northern Iowa who graduated from high school in 1989 or thereafter are required to demonstrate a level of competence in a foreign language equivalent to elementary II of a language at UNI. One year of foreign language in high school is considered to be equivalent to one semester of foreign language at the university. The foreign language competency requirement can be satisfied in the following ways:
- satisfactory* completion of two years of high school study in one foreign language;
- satisfactory* completion of college study in one language equivalent to the competence achieved after the second semester (one full year) at the college level;
- satisfactory performance in an examination (CLEP or Advanced Placement) measuring proficiency equivalent to that attained after the second semester of college study in one foreign language;
- satisfactory* completion of either two years of high school study or one year of college study or the combined equivalent in American Sign Language (ASL). Study in any other language and culture for the hearing impaired will not automatically satisfy this graduation requirement.
*Satisfactory completion means a minimum grade of "C-" in the last course taken to meet this requirement.