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Students with Advanced AP Scores in German

If you took the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in German during high school, congratulations! For students entering Northwestern in the Fall 2018 or later, please follow the guidelines below:

AP Score of 1, 2 or 3

If you have received an AP score of 1, 2 or 3 in your AP German Exam, you are required to take the online German Placement Exam to ensure proper placement in one of our language classes (German 101 or German 102).

AP Score of 4

If you have received an AP score of 4, you still need to take the online German Placement Exam for proper placement. Most likely, you  will need only one more class (either 102-3 Intermediate German taught in the Spring, 205 Focus Writing or 221-3 Introduction to German Literature)  to satisfy the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement in German but check your placement exam results to find out. An AP score of 4 will give you one language course credit on the 100-level.

AP Score of 5

If you have received an AP score of 5, you have satisfied the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement in German. Congratulations! To continue your studies in German, you can place yourself into a 200-level literature/culture class such as for example 211 Introduction to German Film or 221 Introduction to German Literature. An AP score of 5 will give you one language course credit on the 200-level towards a German major or minor.

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