To fulfill the foreign language requirement, a student must either:
- successfully studied 3 years or the "block" equivalent of a single foreign language during grades 9 through 12 (work done before grade 9 cannot be counted, regardless of the course level);
- achieved a score of 600 or better on a standard achievement test of a foreign language;
- passed either the final term of a college-level, yearlong, introductory foreign language course or a semester-long intermediate foreign language course; or
- learned English as a foreign language while remaining demonstrably proficient in another.