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Effective Fall 2017, you may receive up to 9 credits for language courses not already accredited, through one of the following:

1. College coursework:

For students who entered NEIU Fall 2017 and after:

  • Complete 102 (or its equivalent) with a B or above = up to 3 credits in the target language (101).
  • Complete 201 (or its equivalent) with a B or above = up to 3 credits in the target language (101 or 102).
  • Complete 201 and any other course beyond 201 (or their equivalents) with a B or above = up to 6 credits in the target language (101 and 102).
  • Complete three courses beyond 201 (or their equivalents) with a B or above = up to 9 credits in the target language (101,102, and 201).

For students who entered NEIU in semesters before Fall 2017:

  • Complete 102 (or its equivalent) with a B or above, receive up to 3 credits of 101 in the target language.
  • Complete 103/201 with a B or above, receive up to 6 credits in the target language (101 and/or 102).
  • Complete any course beyond 103/201 with a B or above, receive up to 9 credits in the target language (101, 102 and/or 103/201).

Print the Back Credit Form to process your back credits.

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. CLEP Exam:

Notes on the Back Credit Policy:

World Languages and Cultures

Contact Us at World Languages and Cultures

T (773) 442-4740

J-Hernandez-Kalin@neiu.edu

Contact Us at World Languages and Cultures

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