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RETRO-CREDITS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Students must sign up with Kathy Dyer, ML Program Administrative Specialist, 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.

HOW IT WORKS

Students are awarded credits for lower-level courses by successfully completing higher courses. Students can earn a maximum of 9 hours upon completion of fourth-semester coursework:

 FRENCH

Enroll in and earn B or better in:

Hours

Get ungraded credit in:

Hours

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

3

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

3

MLL 221 French Language & Culture III

3

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

3

3

MLL 225 French Grammar & Conversation I
          or
MLL 328 Readings in French Lit. & Civ. I

3

3

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

MLL 221 French Language & Culture III

3

3

3

SPANISH

Enroll in and earn B or better in:

Hours

Get ungraded credit in:

Hours

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

3

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

3

MLL 251 Spanish Language & Culture II

3

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

3

3

MLL 253 Spanish Conversation
          or
MLL 254 Spanish Grammar & Comp. I
          or
MLL 358 Readings in Hispanic Lit. & Civ. I

3

3

3

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

MLL 251 Spanish Language & Culture III

3

3

3