Foreign Language Requirements

Do I need to take a Foreign Language at Santa Fe?

All first-time-in-college students pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree who start in Fall 2014 or later will be required to meet the Foreign Language Competency Requirement in order to graduate with their Associate of Arts (AA) degree.


This degree requirement can be met by:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or better at Santa Fe College in a foreign language course of at least level 2 (e.g. SPN1121, FRE1121, CHI1121, POR1121, ASL1150
  • Present an official transcript from an accredited college showing credit earned with a grade of “C” or better in a foreign language course at least equivalent to level 2 at Santa Fe College.
  • Present a high school transcript showing two credits earned in the same foreign language.
  • Submit proof of a score sufficient to earn foreign language level 2 credit via CLEP, SAT II, AP, AICE, IB, or other appropriate exam accepted for credit or placement at Santa Fe College.
  • Present an evaluated transcript indicating that a high school degree has been earned from an institution where the primary language of instruction is something other than English.
  • Present an evaluated transcript showing at least 12 college-level credits earned at an institution of higher education where the primary language of instruction is something other than English.


Please check with your Academic Advisor for additional information, or if you are unsure whether you already meet this requirement.