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
. 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!