Some programs require one or more "semesters of college-level" language study before you apply. If you have experience from high school, you may already be at this level without having taken any language classes in college. That can be determined by a placement test, which can be taken on campus. You will also likely take one once you get to your off-campus location as well.
Levels of language study at most US universities are as follows:
Beginning: first two semesters, 101 and 102
Intermediate: third and fourth semesters, 201 and 202
Advanced: fifth semester and later, 300 or 400-level classes
International universities may differ from this standard, so you should always research your program choices to see how each level is defined.