Fulfilling the Language Requirement
The language requirements for EAS Majors and Specialists can be fulfilled in a few different ways: coursework, a placement test, or a combination of the two. Students may successfully complete coursework at the appropriate level (200-level for Majors and 300-level for Specialists). Students with prior background may be able to place in a 200- or 300-level language class or meet the language requirement without taking courses by taking a placement test. Students who pass the language placements tests for EAS Majors or Specialists or who are placed in higher-level language courses must replace those credits with Society-Culture courses at any level. To learn more about how to take a language placement test, which may include an interview and/or written test, please see the appropriate language page: Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
At the time the department enrols students, your maximum course load will be 6.0 credits. Please note that waitlisted courses count towards your maximum course load, so you can be enrolled in a maximum of 5.0 or 5.5 courses (depending on whether you are taking a Y/1.0 credit or H/0.5 credit language course) including waitlisted courses on the date the department processes enrolments.