Getting Started



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.

Placement Test

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.

EM/Transfer Credit

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.

Introductory Language Program

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.