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Students Entering U-M in Fall 2015 through Summer 2020 - Spanish IB

New policy in effect for students who enter the University in Fall 2015 through Summer 2020.

Examination Score Credit Credit for Course Course Placement
Spanish IB - High Level
(A or B)
4 or above 6 total -
Spanish 279x (3)
Spanish 274x (3)
Spanish 279x * - credits can count toward Spanish major or minor (elective).

Spanish 274x* - credits do not count toward Spanish major or minor, but instead, count toward general graduation credits.
Spanish 277: Spanish Grammar & Composition
Spanish 278+: Spanish for Heritage Language Learners

* Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement

+ 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 to request this concurrent registration.