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Spanish IB - Students Entering UM Fall 2020 and Thereafter

New policy in effect for students who enter the University in Fall 2020 and thereafter.

Examination Score    
Credit for Course(s) Course Placement
Spanish IB - High Level
(A or B)
4 or higher              Up to 7 credits 

Spanish 232 (4)*

Spanish 279x (3)†**

Spanish 277: Spanish Grammar & Composition
Spanish 278+: Spanish for Heritage Language Learners

*Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement.

†3 additional credits for Spanish 279x will be awarded for completing
Spanish 277, Spanish 278 or RCLANG 324 with a grade of "B" or better.

**Counts toward the Spanish major or minor as a 279-399 level 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 to request this concurrent registration.