Language Exam Credit (SATII and AP)

Students with a previous background in a language must take a placement examination to determine the appropriate college-level course if they wish to continue their studies in that language. A maximum of six credits can be awarded for performance on a foreign language examination.

Results of the AP and SAT II tests in French, German, Italian, or Spanish are used for course placement and credit in accordance with the Language Test Credit table. The credit table students entering in Fall 2018 or after is under review and may change.

Students who have not taken a College Board language examination may receive placement and credit through testing in the Notre Dame Examination Program.

Regardless of credit or placement awarded, students in the College of Arts and Letters must take at least one language course in residence at Notre Dame. Arts and Letters students must also take at least one language course at the intermediate level or higher that deals with texts in the original language. If placement allows, one course at Notre Dame at the intermediate level or higher may satisfy both requirements.

In the College of Science, students who place higher than the intermediate level (third semester) are considered to have fulfilled the language requirement and are not required to take any additional language courses.

 

Last updated March 7, 2014.


French

SAT II Subject Test Score

French and French with Listening

Advanced Placement

Test Score

Credits (Courses)

Placement

Level

790-800 5 (lang) / 4 (lit) 6 (20201 - 20202) 30310 or 30320
690-780 4 (lang) / 3 (lit) 6 (20201 - 20202) 20300 or 27500
590-680 3 (lang) / 2 (lit) 7 (10102 - 20201 20202
490-580 2 (lang) / 1 (lit) 8 (10101 - 10102) 20201 or 20215
480 1 (lang) 4 (10101) 10102 or 10115
German

SAT II Subject Test Score

German and German with Listening

Advanced Placement

Test Score

Credits (Courses)

Placement

Level

790-800 5 (lang) / 4 (lit) 7 (10102 - 20201) 20202 or 30000+
690-780 4 (lang) / 3 (lit) 8 (10101 - 10102) 20201
570-680 3 (lang) / 2 (lit) 4 (10101) 10102

 

Italian

SAT II Subject Test Score

Italian and Italian with Listening

Advanced Placement

Test Score

Credits (Courses)

Placement

Level

790-800 5 (lang) / 4 (lit) 6 (20201 - 20202) 30310
690-780 4 (lang) / 3 (lit) 7 (10102 - 20201) 20202
590-680 3 (lang) / 2 (lit) 8 (10101 - 10102) 20201 or 20215
490-580 2 (lang) / 1 (lit) 4 (10101) 10102
Spanish

SAT II Subject Test Score

Spanish and Spanish with Listening

Advanced Placement

Test Score

Credits (Courses)

Placement

Level

800 5 (lang) / 4 (lit) 6 (20201 - 20202) 30310 or 30320
690-790 4 (lang) / 3 (lit) 6 (20201 - 20202) 20237 or 27500
570-680 3 (lang) / 2 (lit) 6 (10102 - 20201) 20202
460-560 2 (lang) / 1 (lit) 6 10101 - 10102) 20201 or 20215
450 1 (lang) 3 (10101) 10102 or 10115