Getting out of the language requirement with an essay?

<p>I was talking to some people yesterday they said if I wrote an essay to the language department telling them that I'm fluent in another language, I could be exempt from my language requirement?</p>

<p>Does anyone know if that's true?</p>

<p>Not listed by the College as a way to fulfill the requirement -- see: Foreign</a> Language Requirement FAQ | The Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, U.Va. and
Foreign</a> Language Placement Index | The Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, U.Va.</p>

<p>But couldn't hurt to ask -- I would suggest contacting someone in the department for the language in which you are fluent. Most departments have a webpage that can steer you to the correct person.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>