Entering students who have previously taken German must take the Language Placement Test. This includes students who have received AP (Advanced Placement) credit. Only those students who have had no more than one semester of high school German are exempt from taking this examination; they may enroll in GERM 001 SC - Elementary German 1 or GERM 022 SC - Accelerated Introductory German. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill their language requirement in an uninterrupted sequence. In all cases, however, the language requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester of the senior year.
All lower-division language courses have conversation hours where students meet an additional hour in small groups with a native German speaker; hours to be arranged.