What is Drew’s Language Requirement?
At Drew, all students are required to demonstrate proficiency through the intermediate level in one foreign language. Proficiency may be demonstrated by any one of the following ways:
Fulfilling your Language Requirement at Drew
Students who have no prior experience with the language of their choice or would like to begin that language at the introductory level should register for the 101 course and will need to complete three semesters to fulfill Drew’s language requirement. It is highly recommended that these three semesters be completed consecutively.
Students who have prior experience with the language of their choice and wish to start beyond the introductory level (e.g., have studied the language before or speak it at home) should take a placement examination in that language.
IMPORTANT: Any student who places beyond the intermediate level (201) of a language will have a follow up evaluation with the director of the language program before registering or during the August Orientation to make sure they received the correct assessment.
● Placement Exams for *Other Languages: Students may have the option to demonstrate foreign language proficiency in a language other than those offered at Drew. Click here to see information on available foreign language testing and the foreign language exemption policy.
The exemption exam will be administered in August to eligible students. Students interested in the exemption test should contact Dr. Tammy Windfelder at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Biol 150 exemption test” after receiving their qualifying scores. In the meantime, they will register for Biol 150 and Biol 150L to reserve a spot in those classes.