TAKE A CLASS...
- CSUSM has a third-semester "intermediate" Language Other Than English Requirement
(LOTER) for graduation.
- You can take three semesters of one language in college, or you can place directly
into a second-semester or third-semester class using your previous knowledge from
- Consider taking your third semester before your arrival at CSUSM. This will save you
time and money!
- Please see our Courses page to decide which class is right for you.
- List of courses that meet the LOTER in the area and online.
- RN to BSN Students: As of October, you may be able to take Spanish 201C "Intermediate
Spanish for Medical Professionals" at CSUSM, if you have taken 2nd-semseter Spanish
elsewhere within the past two years. Until then, you must take LOTER classes elsewhere.
...OR TEST OUT...
- If you are already proficient in another language and do not want to take any more classes,
you can sit for the Proficiency Exam to meet the LOTER.
- We test almost language in the world; please just contact us with advance notice,
if yours is a less commonly-tested language.
- This option does NOT give units, it costs $91, and it can be done at any time after
- Many AP, IB, or TOEFL scores meet the LOTER. Just send CSUSM an official score!
...OR TAKE A SPANISH PLACEMENT TEST!
- If you feel you should place directly into Spanish 102 or 201, but you haven't taken
Spanish since high school, you can take our Spanish Placement Exam.
- If you feel like you need some practice first, before attempting the Spanish Placement
Exam, consider our Spanish 101/102 Review.
- Note: If you took Spanish in college, don't take this test. Just sign up for the next
Spanish class in the series!