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Foreign Language Placement and Credit By Exam at Freshman Orientation

If you have ANY college/AP/IB/CLEP credit for a foreign language, you'll be placed based on your transfer credit. The options below are for those students with knowledge of a foreign language but no college-level credit.

If you have studied another language in high school or elsewhere and want to continue study in the SAME language, you should be placed at a suitable level. For example, if you had Spanish in high school you should NOT register for Spanish 1010.

There are a few ways admitted and confirmed students can get placed in a language class:

  1. You may take the WebCAPE in French, German, Russian, and Spanish at an orientation/advising day program or from home at the WebCAPE website. It will take ½ hour and cost $10. If it shows you know at least two semesters' worth of language you can place out of the Arts and Science College language requirement entirely (if applicable).
  2. You may seek credit by examination at orientation/advising day. It will take up to three hours and cost $80. You will need to fill out an application at the Office of the Registrar in Knight Hall and pay at the Cashier's Office in advance. Bring the application, receipt, and a photo ID to the exam. You can earn academic credit if you choose this option.

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