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Disability Support Services
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone/Voice: 910.521.6695
Fax:
910.521.6891
TTY: 910.521.6490
Email:
dss@uncp.edu

Location: D.F. Lowry Building, Room 107
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UNC Pembroke
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SUBSTITUTION GUIDELINES
 

Dear Student:

In order to establish eligibility for a foreign language substitution, students are required to fill out the attached form, include any other supporting materials, and turn it in to the Disability Support Services Office.

The following three factors will help determine eligibility

1. The student must currently have a diagnosis of a disability and have submitted documentation that meets UNCP’s criteria. (Specific documentation guidelines for each disability are available upon request).

2. The student must have a documented condition that interferes with the ability to learn a foreign language as attested by a score on the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) and/or other instruments deemed suitable by the Director of Disability Support Services.

3. Previous history of difficulty in and/or waver/substitution of a foreign language in high school or college. Transcript and/or a letter from the high school indicating this history must be submitted for verification.

 

Once eligibility is determined;

1. The Director of Disability Support Services will notify in writing the student's advisor and the members of the review committee. The review committee consists of the Director of Disability Support Services, the Chair of the English, Theatre, and Languages Division, and a faculty member in the discipline of each proposed substitute course.

2. The student may petition the review committee to substitute for the Foreign Language requirement a minimum of three credits of coursework in the area of cultural studies or area of study recommended by the department.

3. No substitute course may be simultaneously used to satisfy the Foreign Language requirement and another Core Requirement of the University.

The aforementioned guidelines are provided so that Disability Support Services can respond appropriately to the individual request of the student. Disability Support Services reserves the right to determine eligibility for a foreign language substitution based on the submitted documentation. All documentation is confidential.

Return to:
Mary Helen Walker, Director
Disability Support Services
UNC Pembroke
P. O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
mary.walker@uncp.edu
910-521-6695 Voice
910-521-6891 FAX/TTY
www.uncp.edu/dss

 

APPLICATION FOR A FOREIGN LANGUAGE SUBSTITUTION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Today's date:  _________

Name:    _______________________SS#:_________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________________

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Phone: _________________

Admissions Status:  _____ Accepted   ______ Current Student _______

Current UNCP School Standing:
(Please indicate if you are in the 1st or 2nd term of your year):

__ Term Freshman __ Term Sophomore __ Term Junior __ Term Senior

Semester/year began at UNCP:

____FALL  ____SPRING  ____SUMMER  ____YEAR

Estimated Date of Graduation from UNCP: _________________________________________

Field of Study or Major: ___________________________________________

Advisor:  ___________________________________

Please answer the following questions as completely as possible:

1) What is your disability/s? _____________________________________

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2) In your own words, please describe your disability and how it impacts on your education in the area of foreign language: _____________________

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3) Please describe the onset of your disability (age and cause):

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4) How do you cope academically with the limitations of your disability?

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5) Is supporting documentation of your disability currently on file with DSS? __Yes __No

 If no, please provide as soon as possible and inquire as to what is needed by DSS.

6) Please explain why exactly you are applying for a foreign language substitution: _________________________________________________

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7) Did you take any foreign language in High School? __YES __ NO

If no, please explain why that decision was made and how well that worked for you and if you took any other courses to fill this requirement. If yes, please explain how many semesters of each language you took and how you did in the class. Use additional paper if necessary.

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8) If you are currently enrolled at UNCP, have you taken any foreign language courses? If yes, please explain how you did and include the grade you received.  __YES __NO

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I have read and understand the above policy and agree with the terms and hereby submit my application for a foreign language substitution.  SUBMITTING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE APPROVAL.  All submitted information will be reviewed before a decision is made.

Signature: ___________________________________

Name (print): ________________________________

Date: _______

 

09/02

 

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