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The Modern Languages Retro-credits Program benefits students with significant prior language experience. It rewards students who have spent years learning languages in high school and encourages them to seek university-level courses to complete a Minor or Major. Students desiring credit for language proficiency acquired before coming to PSU should consult a member of the ML Program.
Students must sign up with Kathy Dyer, ML Program Administrative Specialist, 428 Grubbs Hall, before Finals Week, preferably during the first three weeks of the semester in which they take their first language course. That course determines their entry level and the maximum credits they can earn through retro-credits. Transfer students who took language courses at another university or college are not eligible. No exceptions or extensions will be granted. Students should seek faculty advice to determine their best entry level.
Students are awarded credits for lower-level courses by successfully completing higher courses (getting a C or better for the class). Students can earn a maximum of 9 hours upon completion of fourth-semester coursework:
Enroll in and earn C or better in:
Get ungraded credit in:
MLL 128 French Language & Culture II
MLL 124 French Language & Culture I
MLL 221 French Language & Culture III
MLL 225 French Grammar & Conversation I orMLL 328 Readings in French Lit. & Civ. I
MLL 124 French Language & Culture IMLL 128 French Language & Culture IIMLL 221 French Language & Culture III
MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II
MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I
MLL 251 Spanish Language & Culture II
MLL 253 Spanish Conversation orMLL 254 Spanish Grammar & Comp. I orMLL 358 Readings in Hispanic Lit. & Civ. I
MLL 251 Spanish Language & Culture III