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Students Entering U-M in Fall 2021 and thereafter

New policy in effect for students who enter the University in Fall 2021 and thereafter.

    Examination     Score Credit   Credit for Course  Course Placement
Spanish
Language
4 or higher Up to 7 credits

Spanish 232* (4)

Spanish 279x †** (3)

Spanish 277: Spanish Grammar & Composition

-or-

Spanish 278: Spanish for Heritage Language Learners

Spanish
Literature
4 or higher Up to 7 credits

Spanish 232* (4)

Spanish 294x †***

Spanish 277: Spanish Grammar & Composition

-or-

Spanish 278: Spanish for Heritage Language Learners

* Spanish 232 course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement and can only be earned once for the AP language or literature test. 

† 3 additional credits for Spanish 279x and/or 294x will be awarded for completing Spanish 277 or RCLANG 324 with a grade of "B" or better.

**Credits count toward the Spanish major or minor as a 279-399 level course.

***Credits count toward the Spanish major as a 279-399 level elective and the Spanish minor as a 279-399 level literature course. 

+ Spanish 278 is intended for heritage speakers of Spanish and/or bilingual students wishing to improve their Spanish skills in formal writing and speaking.  The course is primarily designed for those who have experienced Spanish as their native language (or as one of their native languages) while growing up.

Note:  Spanish 277 and Spanish 278 are equivalent courses, and students who complete either Spanish 277 or Spanish 278 satisfy the prerequisite for the Spanish major or minor.

Students receiving Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Spanish credit are allowed concurrent registration in Spanish 277 (or 278) and Spanish courses numbered 279-399, if they wish.  Students must contact rll.undergrad@umich.edu to request this concurrent registration.