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Fulfilling The Language Requirement

Students who have already taken courses in the relevant language at another institution, or who have previous knowledge of the language, can request to be tested. Tests are comprised of written and oral parts. A student must display a level proficiency equivalent to completion of a first-year sequence at Stanford in the requested language in order to fulfill the requirement. Testing is guaranteed only for the languages offered for the current academic year. Students planning to take a test must contact the Special Language Program no later than the Spring Quarter of sophomore year. To submit a request for language testing, please contact the Language Center