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Admission Requirements

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To be considered for admission into the CIT program applicants must meet the following standards:

  • Applicants must provide an official transcript that evidences their completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college.

  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is desirable.

  • Two letters of recommendation from professors (undergraduate or graduate) are required.

    • If the applicant has been out of school for over 3 years, current or past employers may issue the letters of recommendation.

  • Evidence of an “Advanced Level in Spanish.”

  • This may be determined in a variety of ways and it is ultimately left to the discretion of the Program Director. Some typical indicators are:

    • When the applicant possesses an undergraduate Major, Minor or Double Major in Spanish with a GPA at 3.0 or higher

    • When the applicant has secured working experience as a translator (Spanish-English)

    • When the applicant is able to demonstrate bilingual competency (Spanish-English) despite a lack of academic credits in language courses

    • When a student has studied languages at a foreign university program (sanctioned by an accredited U.S. university) and he/she has received a grade of B or better.

    • All applicants will be required to have a face-to-face interview with the Director for the purpose of assessing the applicant’s linguistic skills in both Spanish and English.

    • The Director’s judgment is final.

It is preferable (but not determinant) that candidates for admission to the CIT have working experience (voluntary or compensated) in a setting where the use of Spanish is embedded in the applicant’s duties. These settings include: community oriented outreach programs, hospital volunteering, undergraduate/graduate internship at a place where Spanish is spoken and/or written as a matter of routine, part-time or full-time work at a school, business, law firm or clinic/hospital etc.

Finally, since the program is also intended to serve professionals that may already have experience in either legal or medical or business Spanish, the recommendations required for these applicants may be supplied by the current/previous employer’s appropriate supervisor.

If you wish to fill out the online application free of charge you can click here (hyperlink to app.).

If you wish to request an application package you can click here or you can contact Dr. Gomez at, or at 215-951-1209.

If you wish to mail the completed application please include the $35 application fee (personal check/ money order), and mail it to:

Carmen Lamas, Ph.D.

The Hispanic Institute at La Salle University
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1209
Fax: 215.991.3506

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