DU requires all students to take a foreign language to fulfill common curriculum requirements. For specific information about the common curriculum, click here


FOLA requires that all students complete the first-year sequence of a language (levels 1001-1002-1003) OR take one course above the 1000 level if the student tests out of the first year with the language placement exam. You can find information about the test and how to take it here


Depending on your major or degree program, you may have additional requirements or exemptions. Check with your major or other academic advisor to ensure that you understand your specific situation.  


For more information on possible exemptions from this requirement, see the article “Exemptions from the Foreign Language Requirement (FOLA)”.  

For specific information on how to fulfill FOLA, click here.


Watch the following video for an overview of how to satisfy your language requirement at DU: