Foreign language admission requirement
Admission to Bowling Green State University includes a requirement for a language other than English. This requirement applies only to students seeking a baccalaureate degree. The requirement is typically satisfied through completion of two units of the same language other than English in high school.
If this requirement is not fulfilled at the time of admission to the University, it may be satisfied in one of two ways:
- for those students who have not completed study of a language other than English in high school, satisfactory completion of two semesters of the same language (other than English) at the university level, or
- for students who have acquired a language other than English through life experience (e.g., heritage speakers) or who have learned it through prior study (e.g., a classical language in a foreign school), credit by examination may be used to fulfill this admission requirement.
The following conditions and stipulations also apply:
- Students who have
a documented (through Disabilities Services) learning
disability in acquisition of a new language may substitute
courses taught in English, from BGSU’s existing
list of acceptable substitute courses.
- American Sign
Language will fulfill this admission requirement.
- Computer programming
languages will not fulfill this admission requirement.
Foreign Language Admission Requirement will
apply to transfer students who have completed
fewer than 30 semester hours of credit-bearing
post-secondary courses, but will not apply
to those students who have completed 30 or
more semester hours of credit-bearing post-secondary
courses at BGSU Firelands or at another college
or university (as per the Transfer Students
Foreign Language Admission Requirement is to
apply for students admitted for fall semester
2007 and thereafter.