- Achieving a satisfactory score on a UB language proficiency exam
Students who are proficient (or fluent) in a language which is offered at UB should consult with the department which offers that language, i.e., Romance Language and Literatures, Linguistics, or Classics, about a proficiency exam.
Students who are proficient (or fluent) in a language which is not offered at UB should make an appointment with a CASSAS advisor to discuss arranging a proficiency exam.
- Completion of the SUNY General Education Language requirement at another SUNY school with proper notification sent to UB
- Earning examination credit (AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) in a foreign language, at the appropriate level or a student may demonstrate proficiency by receiving a score of 600 or higher on College Board Foreign Language Achievement Test (SAT II), or by passing a proficiency exam.
- Completion of High School where the primary language of instruction is not English
- For International students whose first language is not English, submission of a TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) score during the admission process is sufficient to demonstrate proficiency
Any student with questions or problems about the demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language should see Brian Waldrop, or one of the other academic advisors in the CAS Student Advisement and Services office, 275 Park Hall. Our office is the campus-wide "clearing house" for all records and processing of language proficiency information.