Ways to Earn Language Credit

The following options outline ways in which world languages and cultures credit may be earned at Bradley University:

  1. Complete a given course at Bradley with a grade of ‘D’ or better.
  2. Pre-approved coursework from another American college/university. Many colleges, especially community colleges, are no longer offering courses that are equivalent to the World Languages and Cultures courses that are offered at Bradley University. Before enrolling in any language course at another college for transfer credit to Bradley, you must obtain transfer approval from Bradley’s Department of World Languages and Cultures.
  3. Receive 3 hours of transfer credit for Advanced Placement test scores of 3 or above. See chart below or bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/apguides for details.
  4. AP Score of 3AP Score of 4AP Score of 5
    Chinese Language & Culture 3 hrs. for Chinese 201 3 hrs. for Chinese 202 3 hrs. for Chinese 202
    French Language & Culture 3 hrs. for French 201 3 hrs. for French 202 3 hrs. for French 202
    German Language & Culture 3 hrs. for German 201 3 hrs. for German 202 3 hrs. for German 202
    Italian Language & Culture 3 hrs. for FLX 201 3 hrs. for FLX 202 3 hrs. for FLX 202
    Japanese Language & Culture 3 hrs. for FLX 201 3 hrs. for FLX 202 3 hrs. for FLX 202
    Latin 3 hrs. of FL elective credit 3 hrs. of FL elective credit 3 hrs. of FL elective credit
    Spanish Language & Culture 3 hrs. for Spanish 201 3 hrs. for Spanish 202 3 hrs. for Spanish 202
    Spanish Literature & Culture 3 hrs. of 300 Level Spanish credit 3 hrs. for Spanish Literature 315 3 hrs. for Spanish Literature 315
  5. Receive 3 hours of transfer credit for International Baccalaureate scores of 4 or higher on Language B HL exams. Specific information can be obtained at bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/apguides.
  6. Receive 3 100-level elective transfer credits for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy in the language for which you have the Seal.
  7. Receive 3 hours of transfer credit for having taken the entire AAPPL (Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency in Languages) exam according to the following scale. Note that all four areas (interpersonal listening and speaking, interpretive reading, interpretive listening, and presentational writing) must be completed in order to receive credit. An average of individual area scores will be used to determine credit granted.
    • Novice (score of N-1 or N-2) = no credit
    • Novice High (score of N-3 or N-4) = 101 credit
    • Intermediate Low (score of I-1 or I-2) = 102 credit
    • Intermediate Mid (score of I-3 or I-4) = 201 credit
    • Intermediate High (score of I-5 or higher) = 202 credit
  8. Receive 3 hours of transfer credit under the auspices of the (CLEP) College Level Examination Program. Students who receive a passing score on the French, Spanish or German CLEP examination, and who have not taken language coursework at Bradley, are awarded 3 hours of elective credit and have satisfied the language requirement for the B. A. degree.
  9. Students who place in a language at the 102 level or higher and take a course in the same language in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Bradley University can receive Retroactive Credits. See Retroactive Credit information: https://www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/wlc/retroactive/