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Credit Transfer

Can I transfer credits from another educational institution?

Credit Transfer

In general, it is quite easy to transfer course credits from other certified educational institutions (e.g., universities or the Goethe Institut). To do so, you need to show proof of the following:

*Note: This information needs to be provided if you took a course outside the US.

Examples of credit transfer:

At the first and second-year level each language course is worth 5 credits. To receive credit for the entire first year, you need to show proof of any of the following:

    • German proficiency at the A2 level (based on CEFR)*
    • 150 classroom contact hours (about 45-50 min/hour)**
    • German 103 in High School (offered at some selected school in the state of WA)
    • a minimum score of 57 on the UW placement test

 Note:
* The proficiency level is more important to me than seat time.
**At the UW we have a quarter system and are using a 4.0 grade scale

 To receive credit for the entire second year, you need to show proof of any of the following:

    • German proficiency at the B1 level (based on CEFR)
    • 150 classroom contact hours (about 45-50 min/hour) at a second-year college level

 To receive credit for the entire third year, you need to show proof of the following:

    •  German proficiency at the B2 level (based on CEFR)
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