Timeframe & Overview of Eligible Students
Students with disabilities that significantly impact foreign language acquisition may petition for a foreign language waiver. Per ORC guidelines, all students should complete the language requirement or be approved for a waiver before the end of their 7th quarter.
Students who are granted waivers tend to have auditory and/or orthographic processing, learning, and/or related disorders. To be considered for a waiver, students need to apply and submit documentation to Student Accessibility Services regarding their language learning aptitude. Key measures to assess language learning aptitude, especially for students with learning disorders, are described below. This level of assessment is generally not required for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, who will want to refer to our documentation guidelines for hearing loss. Alternatively, our documentation guidelines regarding auditory processing disorders may be more relevant to students with these conditions than the tests listed below.