Pertinent Information For Students Planning to Take a Foreign Language
Anyone coming in with or without foreign language experience and plan to take a foreign language class should to read the following:
- If you already have background knowledge, that is, high school courses, of French, German, or Spanish and you wish to take a class higher than the beginning level, you must take the placement test.
- If you have had two years or more of one of these languages in high school, you may not take the first semester course in that language. Therefore, you must take the placement test.
- If your high school background of one of these languages is from ten (or more) years ago, you may enroll in a beginning or introductory level of that language and do not need the test.
- If you don’t have a background in a foreign language, you may register for the first level and do not need the test.
- If you are a Native Speaker, and did not graduate from an American high school, you may not take the placement exam for credit.
- If you qualified and had a PNC Dual Credit Language Course in high school for French, German, or Spanish, for the 20100-20200 levels, you may not take the placement exam. Credits are processed through the Dual Credit program, which should provide all your qualifying credits and you will be eligible to enroll in higher levels of that language.