State and Community College Relations

Foreign Language Info


FLENT/ FLEX

FLENT (Foreign Language Entrance Requirement)

Students must have completed two academic units of the same foreign language in high school or have taken 8 to 10 semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language in college to be considered for admission. Refer to the following statements for methods to meet the requirement and possible exemptions. Students who have not met FLENT prior to admission must meet FLENT before graduation.

1. Two academic units of the same foreign language or sign language in high school (9th-12th grades).
2. Two semesters of the same foreign language ( e.g.,SPN 1120 and SPN 1121) or sign language in college with a minimum of 8 semester hours (6-8 semester hours from a Florida College System institution and earning no less than a "D".
3. Completion of the second semester of a foreign language with no less than a "D". (The first semester was not taken because of placement).
4. Successfully passing the USF language placement test by placing into the third course or higher. http://languages.usf.edu/foreign/
5. Subject CLEP- earning 8 or more credits
6. AP Credit- earning 8 or more hours

FLEX (Foreign Language Exit Requirement)

All students pursuing a B.A. degree must meet the foreign language exit requirement which for most students will require completing two semesters of the same foreign language or for some majors sign language. Students who already have knowledge of a foreign language may "place out" of the requirement. The following statements summarize the methods for completing FLEX.

1. Two semesters of the same foreign language ( e.g.,SPN 1120 and SPN 1121) or sign language for some majors with no less than a "D" in the first semester and no less than a "C" in the second semester. "S" or "P" grades may not be substituted.
2.Completion of the second semester or higher of a foreign language with no less than a "C". (The first semester was not taken because of placement).
3.Successfully passing the USF language placement test by placing into the third course or higher. http://languages.usf.edu/foreign/
4.Subject CLEP credit for two semesters.
5.AP Credit for two semesters .