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Information about the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures placement and retroactive credit policies.

Advanced Placement and Retroactive Credit

Credits in foreign language taught at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh may be granted for high school language study or other language experience. To earn this credit a student must:

  1. Be placed in a course above the beginning level on the basis of one of the following:
    • Foreign Language Placement Examination results, or
    • previous language study, or
    • Consent of instructor, and
  2. Earn a grade of B or better in the course where he/she is placed.

Retroactive Credit will be granted as follows:

After final grades are posted, and you have completed the course you were placed into with a grade of B or higher, please email the Department Chair, Dr. Daniel Gier,, OR call (920) 424-7294 to request retro credits, if you haven't already received them.

You do NOT need to physically come to the DFLL office Clow Faculty 317!

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty offices are located on the Third Floor of Clow Faculty Tower.

UW System Placement Test

As a rule, all incoming freshmen and some transfer students are required to take the English and Math Placement tests prior to registering at UW Oshkosh. Optional Placement Tests are available in French, Spanish and German. Please visit the UW Oshkosh Testing Center's website for more information.

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