An academic advisor assists prospective, new, transfer and continuing students throughout his/her education experience at Utah Valley University. Our advisors will help you create degree plans, assist in finding campus resources, purchasing credit, and career advising.
The Languages and Cultures advisors see students by Language or Degree with an appointment only. To schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor, contact the main Languages and Cultures Office at (801) 863-8518, or email us at email@example.com. Our advisors are located in the Classroom Building, 5th floor, Suite 506.
** For an advisor to speak about or release student information via email or on the phone, a student must have a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Consent to Release Form on record in the Registrar's Office. For the advisor to speak with parents about a student who is attending UVU, the FERPA Consent to Release Form must have the Parent(s) name, etc. on the form and signed by the student. Click HERE for more information and to find the Authorization Form.
Phone: (801) 863-8518
Office: CB 506n
Phone: (801) 863-8518
Office: CB 506p
Below you will find links to the advising sheets for the Department of Language and Cultures for the current catalog year. These sheets outline which courses you should take for each degree; they are in no way a replacement for an advisement meeting with one of our advisors. To see how you fit the criteria for each degree, try the “What-if” option in Wolverine Track and then schedule an appointment with one of our advisors to discuss your results in detail.
If within the last five years you have had a class or experience with the following languages: ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish you MUST meet with the specified Language Placement faculty member for a placement interview to determine which 1000-2000 level class is appropriate. Complete the lower division classes in order – 1010, 1020, 2010 & 202G.
If you have extensive experience with a language other than English 3050 is for students who have spent at least 1.5 years in a non-English speaking country or area (church service, extended study abroad, for example), bilingual, or native speakers (must be a domestic student). Passing with a “B-“or better allows the student the opportunity to purchase the 16 lower division credit hours. It is not necessary to purchase the credits to fulfill the B.A. Language Requirement. Passing the 3050 class will automatically fulfill it. Many students find it helpful to purchase the credits in order to fill in extra lower division elective credits. OR Pass a language proficiency test (University of Utah’s Placement Test or BYU’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing service (FLATS) proctored at the UVU Testing Center.
Programs may require “standard proficiency” or “advanced proficiency” in a language. Students can demonstrate proficiency in one of the following ways: