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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4075
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:
- 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).
- 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.