Getting Credit for Past Experience
WSU's Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers two ways for students to earn credit for their past language learning experiences: Credit by Exam and Retrocredit.
Credit by Exam
Students may earn credit for previously unrecognized study of a language through Credit by Exam (CrE). Available CrE courses include conversation, language and grammar courses. Some higher-level classes may be available for CrE in some circumstances. All CrE testing is subject to MCLL approval. CrE info sheets are available in 305 Jardine. Students who have taken previous language courses in an American high school are encouraged to pursue the option of Retrocredit rather than CrE.
WSU students may qualify for credit for previous world language experience. Language
learning in courses prior to entering college, including high school language experience,
can be validated by earning a grade of C or better in a WSU language course or courses
beyond the first course in that language. The credit earned by validation of previous
experience is called Retroactive Credit. Eligibility details and applications are
available at LAS Advising Center, and in the MCLL office, 305 Jardine.