Second Language Requirement
Rhode Island College graduates are expected to communicate in and understand a language other than English at a novice-mid proficiency level. The Second language requirement of General Education is designed to meet that expectation.
The Second Language Requirement may be fulfilled in any of the following ways:
- By completing RIC language courses 101 and 102 (or 110), with a minimum grade of C.
- Through transfer credit from an accredited college or university.
- Through transfer credit of a second language course from an approved study abroad program.
- Through Advanced Placement (AP) credit. If students score three or higher on the AP Test in French, German, or Spanish, RIC will award 6 credits (equivalent to RIC language courses 113 and 114). Students who wish to receive credit for language courses 101 and 102 will have to take the CLEP Test.
- Through Early Enrollment Program credit for language courses 113 or 114. Students who wish to receive credit for language courses 101 and 102 will have to take the CLEP Test.
- By completing the CLEP Test in French, German, or Spanish, with a score on the Level I test of 50 or higher.
- By completing the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the written exam for languages for which there are no CLEP or AP Tests. Level: OPI (offered in 65 languages): Novice Mid to High. Written test: Novice High (offered in twelve languages).
- By completing the SAT II Subject Test (scores vary according to language).
- Foreign/International students must submit an official high school transcript from a non-English-speaking country of origin.