The College of Arts & Sciences BA and BS majors have a foreign language requirement as part of their CIC (Communicating Ideas in Context) general education requirements. This requirement is to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in any language other than English.
For students with no proficiency, the language coursework needed would include a sequence of 4 semesters of language in progressive order (101, 102, 203, 204). Students with some proficiency can take a language placement test to see if they can begin at a higher level than 101.
The Languages Literatures, and Cultures department (Llc_info@uncg.edu) offers nine languages (American Sign Languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish) and the Classical Studies department (firstname.lastname@example.org) offers Ancient Greek and Latin. Students wanting to test in any of these languages can contact the departments to arrange placement tests.
For students fluent in any language, please see:
Exemptions from the language requirements is considered only in the most exceptional circumstances.
If students are hoping to take more than 18 hours in a semester (or more than 7 hours in any one given summer session), they will need to fill out a Course Overload Request (Requires Adobe Reader) and have their assigned advisor approve it. Please note it is up to the discretion of the student’s advisor whether or not he/she approves a Course Overload.
Once approved, the form can be submitted to CASA@uncg.edu for processing.
Course overload requests for students on academic probation must be approved by the Students First Office.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to a parent under FERPA transfer to the student. CASA advisors are therefore prohibited from sharing specific information about a student to any third party (including parents) unless the student signs a waiver form specific to our office. We are happy to answer general questions to all regarding rules and procedures at UNCG.
Students may consent to disclose their education records by signing a waiver.
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More information regarding FERPA can be found here: https://ferpa.uncg.edu