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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Advanced Credit

AP and IB

Students who have earned the required score on any of these exams have already fulfilled the Core Curriculum language requirement and do not need to take any more language classes unless they intend to declare a major or minor in the language.

It is the responsibility of the student to have an official record of the exam score sent to Undergraduate Admissions at USD. Ms. Lynne Stearns processes them and makes notations on the USD academic record. Please direct questions to her (Founders 117, extension 7749).

Those who have taken the AP Language or IB SL exams and wish to continue with their language studies will enroll in a fourth semester class (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Madarin Chinese, Spanish 202).

Those who have taken the AP Literature or the IB High Level exam must consult the appropriate language directors below to determine what class to take next:

Examination Score Language Credit Awarded

Advanced Placement (Language):
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

4 or 5 201 (3 units)
Advanced Placement (Literature): Spanish Literature and Culture 4 or 5 201 (3 units)

International Baccalaureate (Standard Level):
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

5 201 (3 units)

International Baccalaureate (High Level):
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

5 201 & 202 (6 units)
Students who have not taken these exams may still meet the Core Curriculum language requirement by taking the USD Competency Exam.