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Language Proficiency Requirement

Global Competency and the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement

It is the Universities goal that students be globally competitive by the time they graduate which includes being proficient in a language as expressed by the Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement.

The Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement insures a broad set of skills that include:

Fulfilling the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement

The level of proficiency required to show foreign language proficiency in WCAS (this may vary from school to school) is equivalent to two years of college-level language instruction. For German this means, that you will have to pass German 102-3 with a grade of C- or equivalent course work as outlined below.

All incoming freshmen or transfer students who intend to register for a German course (either to satisfy the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement or to simply continue studying German), MUST take the online German Placement Exam unless they fall into one of the categories outlined below.

AP Scores and Course Credits
An AP score of 4 will give you one language course credit (on the 100-level). An AP score of 5 will give you one additional language course credit (on the 200-level) which can be used towards a German Major or Minor.

If you have questions,  please schedule a zoom meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies Franziska Lys here.