Retroactive Credit

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 will receive retroactive credit (“retrocredits”).

In order to receive retrocredits:

  1. The course must be the first college-level course in the language.
  2. The course must be taken before the student has earned 60 credit hours.
  3. The course must be designated as retrocredit eligible.
  4. The student must receive a “B” or higher in the course.

Upon successful completion of an approved course, students will receive:

Placement LevelRetrocredits Earned
102 4 retrocredits (101)
201 8 retrocredits (101, 102)
202 12 retrocredits (101, 102, 201)
303/306 15 retrocredits (101, 102, 201, 202)
315 15 retrocredits (101, 102, 201, 202)

Conditions for receiving retroactive credit:

  1. Grades will not be given for retroactive credit nor will they figure in a student’s GPA.
  2. Retroactive credit will not count towards residency.
  3. Retroactive credit will count towards the 124 credits necessary for graduation.
  4. Native speakers cannot earn retroactive credit in their native language (as determined by WLC faculty).
  5. In order for a student with AP or IB credit to receive retroactive credit, the student would need to take an appropriate language course at Bradley. Students cannot receive additional retroactive credit for a course for which they already received AP or IB credit.
  6. Students could earn retroactive credit in more than one language as long as they have not earned more than 60 credit hours at the time the course will be taken.
  7. Upon successfully completing a course, students will fill out a Retroactive Credit Form in the world languages and cultures department Office, which will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.