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Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER)

NOTE: Although the LOTER Testing Center is closed until the first day of classes, please reach out to the Director anytime via email or 760-750-4197.

CSUSM believes strongly in preparing its students for the demands of a diverse and globalizing world. So, every student — regardless of major and in order to graduate — must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

Meeting the LOTER confirms that you have an intermediate level of linguistic proficiency in a language. It does not require fluency.

There are various ways to meet the LOTER: by course work or exam. We hope these choices make meeting the LOTER simple and rewarding.

To prevent a delay in graduating, do not wait until junior or senior year!