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Students who have studied French, German, or Spanish for two or more years in high school and wish to continue to study that language should take a placement test prior to enrolling in a 113 course for Spanish, 112 for French or German. For students who graduated from high school 5 years or more prior to enrolling in IPFW, it is necessary to take a placement test.

The 112/113 course is equivalent to second semester of first year, but incorporates a review of selected vocabulary and grammar.

Students who graduated from high school 5 years or more prior to enrolling in IPFW should start their foreign language by taking a placement test to determine whether they might be successful in 113.

Testing higher saves money

Students who have completed three or more years of high school French, German, or Spanish are encouraged to try testing higher than 113. Taking the test can save students time and money.

The following savings are based on the 2013-14 tuition rate:

  • After completing 112 with a grade of a C or better, you can receive free credit for 111 — 4 credits, or a savings of $1039.00.

  • After completing 113 with a grade of a C or better, you can receive free credit for 111 — 4 credits, or a savings of $1039.00

  • If you place into 203 and complete it with a grade of C or better you can receive free credit for 111 and 112 — 8 credits, or a savings of $2078.00.

  • If you place into 204 and complete it with a C or better, you can receive credit for 111, 112, and 203 — 11 credits, or a savings of $2857.25.

  • If you place into a 300 level course and complete it with a grade of B or better, you can receive credit for 111, 112, 203, 204 — 14 credits, or a savings of $3636.5.

  • If you receive a C, you can receive credit for 111, 112, and 203 — 11 credits, or a savings of $2857.25.
    Please note that Spanish S317 may not be used as the basis for requesting directed credit.

Credits must be requested

Credit is not granted automatically and if you are a Purdue student, you must be enrolled during the semester that the credit is requested. For more information, consult your advisor or the Department of International Language and Culture Studies at 260-481-6836.

If you studied French, German, or Spanish at a college or university and have transfer credits, please contact the Department of International Language and Culture Studies before enrolling in additional classes in that language.