University Language Other Than English Requirement -- also referred to as the LOTER requirement
For first Bachelor-degree seeking students, 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.
Students entering one of our BSN programs, who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in another discipline, are exempt from this University requirement.
The University's LOTER Web site provides a list of courses at other schools, including local community colleges, which meet the requirement.