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Foreign Language Credit

Section Title:Academic
Policy Number:304
Policy Name:Foreign Language Credit
Approval Authority:Provost/VP for Teaching, Learning & Growth
Responsible Executive:Provost/VP for Teaching, Learning & Growth
Responsible Unit:Office of the Provost
Date Adopted:June 7, 1995
Date Revised:December 2018


Students may earn credits in foreign languages via successful performance on tests developed by external testing organizations.

Reason for Policy

To allow students to earn credits in foreign languages.

To Whom Does The Policy Apply

All Students

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  1. All students may earn up to a maximum of 12 credits in any one foreign language via successful completion of (either) the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Subject Exam in the specific language; (or) the New York University Proficiency Testing in Foreign Languages exam in the language, or other language testing program, as designated by the language convening group and approved by college credit evaluation agencies. These credits apply toward the 128 credits required for graduation. Refer to Academic Policy 300-FF (Transferring Academic Credit) for additional information.
  2. International students must demonstrate English language proficiency on the TOEFL before being eligible to earn academic credit for foreign language proficiency as described in #1 above.