The Language Requirement in Italian

College, Nursing, and Engineering students can fulfill the language requirement in Italian in one of two ways:

  • By presenting a score of 650 or above on the SAT II in Italian or a comparable score on a written departmental test. Students with an SAT II score between 600-640 are eligible to take an oral test during the first week of the semester; if they pass the oral test, they are exempt from the language requirement.
  • By successfully completing Italian 140 or 134.

Wharton students (entering Fall 2017 or later) can find information about the language requirement here.

Once the language sequence is begun at Penn, it cannot be fulfilled by taking course work at another institution without the written permission of the Co-Directors of the Italian Language Program.

Students who have previously studied Italian elsewhere may wish to consult our policies on Placement and Transfer Credit.

Director of the Italian Language Program

Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia
(215) 898-6071
538 Williams Hall