Minnesota Bilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates

Minnesota Bilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificate are the state’s official awards given to high school students as recognition of language skills other than English.  

High school students are required to demonstrate the designated proficiency levels in the four modalities of communication, listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English in order to receive the awards. Students seeking credit must provide to Registration and Academic Records a copy of the certificate indicating language and proficiency level achieved. The certificate will indicate language, proficiency level achieved, and grade the test was taken. Students can submit the certificates via OneStop.

Spanish credit will be awarded as follows:

  • Bilingual Seal: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102
  • Gold: SPAN 101, 102, and 201
  • Platinum: SPAN 101, 102, 201, and 202

Credit awarded for languages other than Spanish will be as follows: Bilingual Seal = 8 credits WLC elective credit, Gold = 12 WLC elective credit, and Platinum = 16 WLC elective credit.  

For additional information on the program, an example of a certificate, and credit awarded, please visit this link.