Students waived from taking a foreign language in high school must still meet the foreign language Gen Ed requirement at Binghamton University.
The faculty of the foreign language departments and the staff of Services for Students with Disabilities stand ready to assist students in their efforts to meet the general education foreign language requirement. Students with disabilities who anticipate they will have disability-related difficulties successfully fulfilling the general education foreign language requirement should identify themselves and their concerns to Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) immediately upon enrollment at Binghamton University. SSD staff will work with the student to explain the possible option.
Substitutions of the General Education Foreign Language Requirement
The University recognizes that in some cases, even with reasonable accommodations, a student with a language disorder may not be able to learn a foreign language. In these cases, a student may petition for a substitution of the general education foreign language requirement. Petitions are available in the Services for Students with Disabilities office (University Union room 119). Please recognize that this process should begin freshman year as this needs to go through a committee.