Students at Elon must meet a certain level of language proficiency in order to graduate. This is a Elon Core Curriculum requirement that is overseen by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

For full details, visit the Elon Core Curriculum. NOTE: Courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Language Assessments Annual Calendar

NOTE: Assessments in Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew are offered only on campus.  Contact languages@elon.edu for more information.

For incoming new students (first-years and transfers): Assessments are offered on-line for French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish in May and from mid-July to mid-August. Assessments are offered on campus during new student orientation, during the first week of classes and during the final week of September (prior to the October 1 deadline).

For continuing students and new students: Assessments are offered on campus during the first week of classes for each semester and prior to registration for the following semester.

To see the current specific dates, click here.

Language Requirement for Admission to Phi Beta Kappa

Students seeking admission to Phi Beta Kappa are advised to check the PBK eligibility requirements, which include substantial language study.