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Foreign Language Placement and Credit Testing is now conducted by UND's Testing Center. For more information, or to arrange testing, contact
Students with a background in a foreign language may receive advanced placement and/or credit by taking a test in that language. Students who successfully test out of a course or courses may choose to receive credit for the applicable course(s). The fee for receiving credit is 1/2 the resident tuition cost of the applicable course.
When to Take a Test
It is strongly recommended that students take this test during freshman orientation. Students already enrolled in a language course who wish to test out of that course must take it before the last day to drop without record (usually the second Wednesday of the semester).
Credits earned through the Foreign Language Placement & Credit Test do count toward the Fine arts and Humanities requirement of the "Breadth of Knowledge" section, but do not not count towards the Global Diversity Essential Studies Requirement or the World Cultures General Education Requirement.
Credit which a student has earned through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests may, in certain circumstances, be recognized by UND. See the Admissions Office for requirements.
Students who have completed French, German, Latin, or Spanish Advanced Placement (AP) courses with appropriate scores may also receive credit. This credit is normally equivalent to Levels I and II in that language.
Regularly enrolled students with knowledge gained through independent study or with prior language study at an unaccredited institution may apply to take Validating or Challenge Examinations to establish appropriate credit.
Native speakers of a language other than English who wish to take classes in that language may enroll without special permission in any 400-level course, or in any 300-level course which emphasizes literary or cultural topics. Native speakers must obtain the permission of the department, however, to enroll in any 300-level course which emphasizes language instruction, or in any lower-division course.