Attention students! As you plan your spring schedule and choose your courses, we urge you to consider completing any future language requirement here at GCC. Here are two key questions:
Are you considering transfer to a four-year school?
If so, you may need to complete a language requirement, typically a four-semester sequence. “Some colleges, such as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Mount Holyoke College, require proficiency in a foreign language to earn a bachelor’s degree. You may find it advantageous to complete a foreign language requirement at GCC, so that you can concentrate on the requirements of your major when you transfer.” (GCC catalog, p. 32)
Have you ever studied a language other than English?
If you have studied French, Latin or Spanish, you should rejoin the language sequence, rather than starting over. Repeated stops and starts in language lead to misplacement and unnecessary repetition of coursework; this wastes your time, money and financial aid allotment. You may be eligible to receive FRE, LAT or SPA college credit for prior experience in our program.