University Language Other Than English Requirement -- also referred to as the LOTER requirement
Prior to being able to graduate with a Bachelor's degree at CSU San Marcos, students must have met the University's Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER). There are many ways to meet this requirement. Please visit the LOTER Web site for a thorough discussion of the ways in which this requirement can be met.
While the LOTER is not a requirement for admission to the Generic/Basic BSN program, we do award optional admission points if the LOTER has been met by the end of the previous spring term, for a fall admit to the program. It may be helpful to know that 34 of the admitted 40 students to this program in Fall 2010 earned the 10 optional admission points for meeting the LOTER in Spanish.
We award 10 admission points to the Nursing program, if the LOTER is met in Spanish, and we award 5 points if the LOTER is met with in any other language, including American Sign Language. Only one language other than English can be used to meet this optional criteria area for admission points, and we will use the language that will earn the student the most points, if the proficiency is met in more than one language other then English.
The University's LOTER Web site provides a list of courses at other schools, including local community colleges, which meet the requirement.