If you're thinking about majoring or minoring in one of our programs, the best place to start is by talking to an advisor. An advisor will help you discuss your academic interests, talk about the the requirements of the major or minor, and walk you through actually declaring the program.
Have you taken foreign language classes in High School? Before you enroll in any courses, make sure you take the Placement Test, so that you begin your language studies at Ohio State at the right level. The Placement Test is a 30-minute computerized test.
If you have taken a language AP test or need to transfer credit for French or Italian courses from another university, you should start here.
Transferring from a Regional Campus
If you are a student who is transferring from one of Ohio State's regional campus to the Columbus campus, talk to Julie Parson to get started with your studies. Ms. Parson will guide you through choosing the right courses, joining our undergraduate clubs, and getting acquainted with our department.
The Language Program covers French or Italian 1101-1103. This sequence of courses introduces you to the basis of French or Italian language and culture. French or Italian 1101-1103 satisfies the GE Foreign Language Requirement.
If you have taken the AP test in French or Italian, you will receive credit for 1-4 courses and jump start your major or minor in French and Italian.
French Language and Culture AP Test
Test score 3: receive credit for French 1101 and 1102
Test score 4: receive credit for French 1101, 1102, and 1103
Test score 5: receive credit for French 1101, 1102, 1103, and 2101.01
Italian Language and Culture AP Test
Test score 3: receive credit for Italian 1101 and 1102
Test score 4: receive credit for Italian 1101, 1102, and 1103
Test score 5: receive credit for Italian 1101, 1102, 1103, and 2102