Information for Applicants

Admissions Requirements for the Program

  • a Bachelor’s degree in French, Spanish, or a closely-related field
  • recent GRE scores (no more than 5 years old)
  • official transcripts from all credit-bearing university coursework (undergraduate and graduate)
    sent directly from the university to the Graduate School
  • an application fee of $50.00 submitted to the Graduate School
  • three letters of recommendation submitted online via email
  • a French or Spanish writing sample of at least 5-7 pages
  • a French or Spanish speaking sample

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students may enter the program at any time, though we encourage those considering study with us to begin with a Summer Institute on campus when possible.

Please see the set of frequently asked questions for additional details on the application process.

Application Deadlines for Degree-seeking Students*

  • For Spring Semester:  November 1
  • For Summer Session 1: April 1
  • For Summer Session 2:  May 1
  • For Summer Institute:  May 1
  • For Fall Admission: July 1

      *Note: If you can not meet these deadlines, it may be possible to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student.

Starting as a Non-degree-seeking Student

The non-degree-seeking application does not require GRE scores or letters of recommendations. Official transcripts of all credit-bearing university study are required.

Non-degree-seeking applications must be completed two weeks before the first day of classes (firm deadline). Please refer to the FAQs for more information on taking courses as a non-degree-seeking student.

If you’re ready to apply to the program, you may start the online process at:

More Questions? Contact the Program Director, Dr. Beverly Moser,, 828-262-2303. 

Note: Dr. Beverly Moser is on off-campus scholarly assignment. Please contact Dr. Souza with your program questions through July 1, 2017

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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