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How to Select a Language Course

Students continuing their study of a foreign language are placed in a course appropriate for their abilities based on the results of their foreign language placement test and/or based on placement advising by the department chair. First semester courses are for beginners. Typically students with three or more years of high school study are placed in second or third semester courses. Students must be placed by the department chair prior to registering for foreign language courses. 

Spanish Placement Recommendations

Numbers of Years of Study High School GPA Overall Placement
0-2 N/A Spanish 101
3 Years Below 3.3 GPA; Below 480 SAT Verbal Spanish 102
3 Years Above 3.3 GPA; Above 480 SAT Verbal Spanish 201
4 Years N/A Spanish 201
5 Years (esp.) above 560 SAT Verbal Spanish 202/300 Level

German Placement Recommendations

Numbers of Years of Study High School GPA Overall Placement
0-2 N/A German 100
3 Years Below 2.8 GPA; Below 550 SAT Verbal German 100 or 200 (200 in Spring Semester)
3 Years Above 2.8 GPA; Above 550 SAT Verbal German 210
4+ Years N/A German 210

French Placement Recommendations

Numbers of Years of Study High School GPA Overall Placement
0-2 N/A French 100
3 Years N/A French 200
4 Years N/A French 210
5+ Years N/A French 210 or 300 level