Category VI General Education Requirement Policy *

UCI's Language Other Than English (Category VI) requirement states that students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English* by completing one of the following options:


College-level course work equivalent to UCI's third quarter of study in a language other than English. UCI courses approved to satisfy this requirement are:

Arabic 1C,S1BC
Chinese 1C, S1BC
French 1C, S1BC
German 1C, S1BC
Greek 1C, S1BC
Hebrew 1C, S1BC
Italian 1C, S1BC
Japanese 1C, S1BC
Korean 1C, S1BC
Latin 1C, S1BC

Persian 1C, S1BC
Portuguese 1C
Russian 1C
Spanish 1C, S1BC
Vietnamese 1C,S1BC

B. Credit for three years of high school study or its equivalent in a single language other than English with a C average or better in the third year.

C. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on a College Board Advanced Placement Examination in a language other than English. NOTE: Students who earn a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Chinese Examination must take the UCI Chinese placement examination to determine course credit.
D. A score of 570 or better on a College Board SAT examination in a language other than English, with the exception of the test in Modern Hebrew for which a score of 500 or better is required.

E. Completion of an approved course of study through the Education Abroad Program (EAP). Careful planning is required to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled. Check with an EAP counselor at the Center for International Education to determine the programs in countries that fulfill this requirement.


The equivalent as determined by an appropriate and available means of evaluation. For
Information on availability of such examinations and testing schedules, consult the Academic Testing Center, 3040 Anteater Instruction and Resource Building, (949) 824-6207. If an appropriate means of evaluating competence in a non-English language of instruction does not exist, satisfactory completion, with a C average or better, of one year of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English will meet the requirement. Appropriate documentation must be presented to substantiate that the course work was completed.

* Includes American Sign Language