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CSUSM Course Guidelines

Guidelines for what to take to take next at CSUSM 
If you... Choose one...

are RN to BSN through Extended Learning

Proficiency Exam (meets LOTER) - either at CSUSM or remotely.
or
Take 1, 2 or 3 classes in a foreign language at another institution (whatever gets you done with the 3rd class).
or
201C "Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals" (meets LOTER; newly added to your program's unique calendar).

want to learn a new language

101

speak Spanish at home and would like to learn written grammar

SPAN 250 “Spanish for Native Speakers”

speak Spanish at home and are interested in to minoring/majoring in Spanish

SPAN 250 “Spanish for Native Speakers”, then SPAN 301b and other 300-level classes!

do not speak Spanish at home and are interested in minoring/majoring in Spanish

Take whichever Spanish course(s) you need from the below list, then SPAN 301a and other 300-level classes!

are interested in minoring in French

Take whichever French course(s) you need from the below list, then just three 300-level classes!

are interested in minoring in German

Take whichever German course(s) you need from the below list, then just four 300-level classes!

took 1-4 years in high school, more than 2 years ago

101
or
Spanish Placement Exam (to try to place into a higher Spanish class than 101)

passed the 1st year of language in high school, less than 2 years ago

102 (for new material)
or
101 (for review)

passed the 2nd year of language in high school, less than 2 years ago

201 (for new material; meets LOTER)
or
201C "Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals" (meets LOTER; usually offered online)
or
102 (for review)

passed the 3rd year of language in high school, less than 2 years ago

202 (for new material; meets LOTER. Note: French does not offer 202; go right to 311.) 
or
201 (for review; meets LOTER)
or 
201C "Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals" (meets LOTER; usually offered online) 
or
Proficiency Exam (meets LOTER)

passed the 4th year of language in high school, less than 2 years ago

300-level classes (for new material; meets LOTER; starts major/minor)
or 
202 (for review; meets LOTER. Note: French does not offer 202; go right to 311.)
or 
Proficiency Exam (meets LOTER)

took the AP, IB, CLEP or TOEFL

See Other Exam Information.

passed with a C or higher the 1st semester class at another college

102

passed with a C or higher the 2nd semester at another college

201 (meets LOTER)
or
201C "Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals" (meets LOTER; usually offered online)

passed with a C or higher the 3rd semester class at another college

202 (meets LOTER; Note: French does not offer 202; go right to 311.)
or 
Proficiency Exam (meets LOTER) 

I took three semesters in college but my LOTER is not showing as MET.

If your transcript was part of your admissions packet to CSUSM AND it has been more than one month since received, submit an ARR correction form.

If your transcript was NOT part of your admissions packet, have that institution send an official transcript online or to:
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, California 92096

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