Advanced Placement and Credit
For those students whose placement indicates proficiency beyond the fourth semester sequence (300 level or higher), credit is granted for language 114 (third semester), 124 (fourth semester) and an additional 4 lower-level elective credits (for a total of twelve credits). For students who do not place out of the language requirement entirely, completion of the course into which they were placed with a grade of B- or better may also earn them course credits. Students placed into a 124 level course who earn a grade of B- or better will receive credit for the 124 level course plus the 114 level course and 4 additional credits (for a total of 12 credits). Students who are placed into a 114 level course and earn a grade of B- or better will receive credit for the 114 level course plus 4 additional credits (for a total of 8 credits). Students who pass either the 114 or 124 level course with a grade below B- will receive the 4 credits associated with that course. Students who are placed into either a 014 or a 024 level course will receive 4 credits for the successful completion of that course. See the Modern Languages and Literatures webpage for detailed information specific to each language offered at Southwestern University.