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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Placement

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/student/placement.html
Department of World Languages and Cultures
 
Spanish Placement Guidelines
If you had 2 years of high school Spanish: register for 102
If you had 3 years of high school Spanish: register for 201
If you had 4+ years of high school Spanish: register for 202 or 210W (202 to refresh more complex structures, 210W to focus on writing skills)
If you are a heritage speaker: register for 210W
--If you have college coursework completed either through concurrent enrollment, PSEO or transfer work from another institution that goes beyond the 2nd semester, register for 210W.
--Students should not register for courses beyond the 210W course, no matter their background or experience unless they have first consulted with a faculty member.
French Placement Guidelines
Experience at only the elementary and/or middle school levels = FREN 101
1-2 years at the HS level with last class within last year (B or higher) = FREN 102
3-4 years at the HS level with last class within last year (B or higher) = FREN 201
1-2 years at the HS level with last class 2+ years ago (B or higher) = FREN 101
3-4 years at the HS level with last class 2+ years ago (B or higher) = FREN 102 or FREN 201
Previous college-level coursework would follow normal progression of courses, unless last course was taken more than 2 years ago.
--Extremely talented students with 4+ years of experience at the HS level, as well as those with AP coursework, may be allowed to register at the 300-level.
--Considerable (more than two weeks) and recent (within the last year or so) time spent in a French-speaking country may require a higher placement than the above guidelines would suggest.
 
German Placement Guidelines
No experience with German: register for GER 101
1 year of high school German: register for GER 101
1-2 years of high school German with last class 2+ years ago: register for GER 101
2 years of high school German: register for GER 102
2-3 years of high school German with last class 2+ years ago = GER 102
3-4 years of high school German with last class within last year = GER 201
3-4 years of high school German with last class 2+ years ago = GER 102 or GER 201
Previous college-level coursework would follow normal progression of courses, unless last course was taken more than 2 years ago.
--Considerable (more than two weeks) and recent (within the last year or so) time spent in a German-speaking country may require a higher placement than the above guidelines would suggest.
Note: GER 101 and GER 102 offered fall and spring semesters. GER 201 offered fall semester only; GER 202 offered spring semester only. Students may not register for courses beyond the GER 202, no matter their background or experience, unless they have first consulted with a faculty member.

For more information please contact: theresa.dickey@mnsu.edu