If you have come in with advanced placement or other substantial high school credit in Spanish, or if you have prior knowledge of Spanish gained through travel or other experience, you will be able to start Spanish at a higher level in college. This can mean accelerated progress to degree.
You should see your advisor in Spanish, and a faculty member in any other discipline where you may have or be eligible for advanced credit, to make sure you start at UL in the course(s) most appropriate for you. Advanced credit may also allow you time to enhance your education by completing a second major or minor.
To earn advanced credit, you'll need to take the placement exam for Modern Languages. The exams are free, short, and could help you get ahead in your curriculum. Learn more about the placement exams.