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Department of World Languages & Cultures

NEIU Language Back Credit Policy:

You may receive up to 9 no-cost credits for language courses not already accredited, through one of the following:

1. College coursework:

  • Complete 102 (or its equivalent) with an A or B = up to 3 credits of 101 in the target language.
  • Complete 103/201 with an A or B = up to 6 credits in the target language (101 and/or 102).
  • Complete any course beyond 103/201 an A or B = up to 9 credits in the target language (101, 102 and/or 103/201).
  • Once you have finished a qualifying course with an A or B, fill out this form and bring the form, along with a full printout of a current transcript from NEIUPort, to Jeanette Hernandez at Lech Walesa Hall 2040 for processing.

2. Advanced Placement (AP) Exam:

  • Score of 3 = Up to 3 credits in the target language (103/201)
  • Score of 4 = Up to 6 credits in the target language (103/201 and/or 202).
  • Score of 5 = Up to 9 credits in the target language (103/201, 202 and/or one more course to be determined in consultation with the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures).

3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam

  • Score of 55 = Up to 6 credits in the target language equivalent to 101 and 102.
  • Score of 66 = Up to 6 credits in the target language 201 and 202.

Notes on the Back Credit Policy:

  • If you have not taken a college-level language course before, take NEIU's Language Placement Exam to determine what course you should take.
  • 103 and 201 are equivalent courses for the third semester of the language sequence.
  • For more invormation about transferring CLEP and AP exam credits to NEIU, visit NEIU Transfer Center website.
  • The NEIU Language Placement Exam, AP Exam and the CLEP Exam may offer languages that not are not currently as NEIU courses at all times.
  • For more information on the AP Exam visit: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
  • For more information on the CLEP exam visit: http://clep.collegeboard.org.