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:
- The course must be the first college-level course in the language.
- The course must be taken before the student has earned 60 credit hours.
- The course must be designated as retrocredit eligible.
- The student must receive a “B” or higher in the course.
Upon successful completion of an approved course, students will receive:
|Placement Level||Retrocredits 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:
- Grades will not be given for retroactive credit nor will they figure in a student’s GPA.
- Retroactive credit will not count towards residency.
- Retroactive credit will count towards the 124 credits necessary for graduation.
- Native speakers cannot earn retroactive credit in their native language (as determined by WLC faculty).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.