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German Studies

Proficiency Exams & Equivalency

Language Proficiency Test

The SDSU Language Proficiency Test may be taken to waive 200- level language courses that are prerequisites for more advanced classes. To register for an exam, email the following information to [email protected]: Your name, email, phone number, Red ID number and/or SDSU ID.

Other Exams or Certificates/Diplomas

San Diego State University grants credit for passing scores on The College Board Advanced Placement examination, on the College Level Examination Program exam, and on International Baccalaureate higher level subject exam in German.  Please see the University Policies section of the SDSU General Catalog for more information.

High School Equivalents

High school foreign language courses may be used for purposes of placement in college courses and may be counted toward meeting the language requirement in various majors. These high school courses will not count as college credit toward graduation. Secondary school language courses can be used as follows:

  1. The first two years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first semester of a college level course, although students with fewer than three years of high school level language may complete the first semester college course for graduation credit.

  2. The first three years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first two college semesters, although students with fewer than four years of high school level language may complete the second semester college course for graduation credit. Students who have completed three years of foreign language in high school will not receive credit for the first semester college course unless at least five years separate the last high school course and the first college course.

  3. Four years of high school level language count as the equivalent of three college semesters or five college quarters, thus fulfilling the language requirement.

 

 

 

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