AP & Transfer of Credit

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDITS

Students who have achieved a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in high school in French, Italian, or Spanish language or literature may receive one Wesleyan credit for either or for each once they have completed the appropriate course at Wesleyan in the corresponding language with a grade of B or better.

Students who have received a 4 or 5 on any AP French exam may request credit for the AP course once they have completed any course given in French numbered 215-399 with a grade of B or better.

Students who have received a 4 or 5 on the AP Italian Language and Italian Literature exam may request credit for the AP course once they have completed any course given in Italian numbered 221 or higher with a grade of B or better.

Students who have received a 4 or 5 on the AP Spanish Language exam may request credit for the AP course once they have completed any course given in Spanish numbered 221 or higher with a grade of B or better.

Students who have received a 4 or 5 on the AP Spanish Literature exam may request credit for the AP course once they have completed any course given in Spanish numbered 230 or higher with a grade of B or better.

A single Wesleyan course may NOT be used to validate two AP credits.

Students receiving a score of 3 or lower for their AP course(s) are not eligible for a credit toward their Wesleyan graduation.

Courses taken at other institutions and courses taught in English will not serve to validate AP credits.

A placement exam score cannot be used to “realize” an AP credit based on a 4 or 5 on the AP exam; the students actually have to take a course at or above the required level to “realize” the AP credit.

Advanced placement courses are considered lower than the lowest course that counts toward our department's majors.  Therefore credits granted for advanced placement courses count for Wesleyan graduation requirements but not for department majors.


TRANSFER OF CREDIT FOR COURSES TAKEN AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY

Credit for courses taken in French, Italian, or Spanish language or literature may be transferred only if permission has been requested IN ANTICIPATION OF THE COURSE, not after the course has been taken.

To apply for permission to transfer credit, students must fill out and submit two applications.  One is available in the Dean's office.  The other may be downloaded by clicking here.  (This form is also available in the RLL office).  On the RLL form, student will provide the following information:

1. Exact title of the course, the location/sponsoring institution, and, if possible, instructor's name.

2. Number of weeks the class meets.

3. Number of meetings per week.

4. Number of hours per meeting.

5. Number of hours of lab attendance or conversation sections required (language classes).

6. For language classes, the title of the language text and the amount of the text that will be covered, plus any supplementary teaching materials (workbooks, videos, etc.)

7. For literature courses, list of authors and works to be studied.

8. Basis for evaluation in the course: e.g., amount and type of written work; number of quizzes and exams.

Students applying for permission to transfer credit should know that, upon returning to Wesleyan, they will be required to submit to the Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures copies of all written work and exams, and a final copy of the syllabus used in the course. For language courses, they will also be required to take the Wesleyan language placement exam as proof of their having advanced to the next level. For courses equivalent to the first semester of an ampersand sequence --FREN 105 or 115; ITAL 101 or 111; SPAN 101 or 111-- credit will be awarded only after the student has completed the second part of the sequence: FREN 106 or 116; ITAL 102 or 112; SPAN 102 or 112.

Once the student has gathered all information listed above, he/she may submit it to Kristine Schiavi, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459.