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A-G: Meeting the language requirement

In the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, a student is not required to demonstrate proficiency in a world language in order to graduate from high school. For students who wish to complete an a-g course pattern for college admissions that would like to do so by demonstrating level two knowledge in a language other than one taught in our district, we offer the following options:

SAT Subject Examination:  The following scores satisfy the entire requirement: Chinese With Listening: 520, French/French With Listening: 540, German/German With Listening: 510, Modern Hebrew: 470, Italian: 520 Japanese With Listening: 510, Korean With Listening: 500, Latin: 530, Spanish/Spanish With Listening: 520

AP or IB Examination:  Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish Language, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture or Latin; score of 5, 6 or 7 on an IB Language A2 HL exam.

College courses:  Grade of C or better in any transferable course(s) (excluding conversation) held by the college to be equivalent to two years of high school language. Many colleges list the prerequisites for their second course in language as "Language 1 at this college or two years of high school language." In this case, Language 1 clears both years of the requirement.  These courses are not posted on the FCUSD transcript but rather reported on a college application using a secondary transcript obtained by the college.

The following are additional ways students are permitted to fulfill the language requirement for college admissions:

  • Completing English instruction through 6th grade in a country of origin
  • College certification of level 2 proficiency through a professor at a post secondary institution