Transfer and Study Abroad Students

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student who has taken German courses before, it is important that you speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before enrolling in a German course. You may have transfer credits that we can accept and we want to make sure that you are not duplicating previous work.

Study Abroad Students

If you are a student who has studied abroad, it is important that you speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before enrolling in a German course. When meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, please bring your study abroad transcript with you which you can obtain from the Study Abroad Office (or at least a list of courses (and corresponding syllabi) that you have taken abroad if the transcript has not come in yet). This is especially important for current majors and minor (or students who contemplate becoming a German major or minor) to decide which courses taken abroad can count towards your German major or minor.

Students Returning From The Berlin Summer Program

Students going on the Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe program who have not fulfilled the Foreign Language Proficiency before going to Berlin, will have to speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before going to and after returning from abroad. Taking courses in the Berlin Summer Program does not mean a student will have fulfilled the Foreign Language Proficiency. Within two weeks before you leave for Berlin, you will need to take the online German Placement Exam. Within two weeks after returning from Berlin, you will need to take the German Placement Exam again, regardless of whether you would like to continue with German or not. Based on your results, a short oral chat with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and a list of courses you have taken in Berlin, the Director of Undergraduate Studies will map out a written course plan with you for passing the Foreign Language Proficiency. Unless you have it in writing from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, you have not fulfilled the Foreign Language Proficiency.