College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Policies Regarding Advanced Credit Courses

As our program grows and we serve the needs of a larger community of high school students, we find it necessary to implement a number of measures that will further strengthen the program and enhance its ongoing credibility. To that end, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures needs to enforce a series of policies with the purpose of protecting the viability of Advanced Credit for modern foreign languages. The following is a reiteration of those policies:

  1. Advanced Credit is open to students in Language III, IV, and V who have completed Language II with at least a "B" and are taught in single-level classes. Advanced credit is not given for split-level classes if Language III and IV are combined. In classes where Language IV and V have to be combined, credit can only be granted if the respective UMSL faculty liaisons are provided the necessary course syllabi, course curricula, and end-of-year evaluation instruments with which to make the judgment that Language V is indeed a different and qualitatively advanced course from Language IV. If language V consists of five or more students, every effort should be made to teach language V in a separate class.
  2. Enrollment in Advanced Credit foreign language classes is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshman students are not eligible for Advanced Credit.
  3. All high school visits to the UMSL campus are to be scheduled through the liaison faculty member responsible for the specific language.