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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Advanced Placement

In collaboration with the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar, the School has established a process of awarding advanced placement credits for prior knowledge of a foreign language.

For example, students who place in a higher level course such as Japanese 203 in their first course at WSU, and receive a grade of B or better, can earn credits for Japanese 101 and Japanese 102.

Credits earned through AP and/or CLEP, and are subject to the lower division credit limitations (e.g., a maximum of 8 credits).

Earning Departmental Advanced Placement Credits

Students may earn up to 8 Advanced Placement Credits by placing into their first foreign language course at WSU above 101 and getting a “B” or better. The initial course must be the first course taken in that language at WSU.

Advanced placement courses earned through the School are not assigned a letter grade. Instead, they are assigned an “S” grade for satisfactory, and do not configure into the student’s GPA.

FOR EXAMPLE:

  • Take FREN 102 (Second Semester French) & get a B or better
    • Earn 4 credits for 102 PLUS 4 AP credits for FREN 101
      TOTAL 8 credits
  • Take GER 203 (Third Semester German) & get a B or better
    • Earn 4 credits for 203 PLUS 4 AP credits for GER 102
      PLUS 4 AP credits for GER 101
      TOTAL 12 credits
  • Take CHIN 204 (Fourth Semester Chinese) & get a B or better
    • Earn 4 credits for 204 PLUS 4 AP credits for CHIN 203
      PLUS 4 AP credits for CHIN 102
      TOTAL 12 credits
  • Take SPAN 407 (Fourth Semester Spanish) & get a B or better
    • Earn 3 credits for 307 PLUS 1 AP credit for SPAN 305
      PLUS 4 AP credits for SPAN 204
      TOTAL 12 credits

Request AP Credits

Complete the AP Credit Request form

Questions?

Contact our Advisor

Laurie Heustis
Daggy Hall 201
509-335-8731
heustis@wsu.edu