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Placement Testing and Prerequisites


In the Foreign Languages Dept, there are NO PREREQUISITES for the following types of courses:

  • Entry level courses that assume no previous background or study, such as Spanish 1, 1A, or 10A.
  • Conversation courses in any language; 10A, B, C, D,E ;  12A,B,C ; 11A,11B ; 14A, 14B, 14C ; 15A, 15B, 16A, 16B

NOTE : Many courses do have advisories (recommended preparation). Please check the college catalogue for information.

NEW For Fall 2015

Beginning with registration for the Fall 2015 semester, there will be changes with French and Spanish registration for courses that have prerequisites. If you have acquired the prerequisite skills outside of CCSF, your registration in a higher level course will be blocked. You must challenge the prerequisite. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Produce a transcript from another college with the equivalent course.
  2. Take the Placement Test, available online for most languages.

Please choose the appropriate language to learn what to do for your language.