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College of Arts and Sciences

Language Proficiency Requirement

german studies department

Students may fulfill the German language proficiency requirement by:

  • completing the fourth semester of language instruction Intermediate German II (GERM 1051)
  • taking any of the following courses:
  • earning any of the following: a 550 on the SAT II, a three on the AP test, a score of six or seven on the IB HL exam, A level in the GCE, or
  • passing the department's proficiency examination given at the beginning of each semester. The next proficiency exam is scheduled for September 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in Lyons 201E, or students can make individual appointments by calling the German department at 617-552-3740. Students passing these exams who wish to continue their studies in German should sign up for GERM 2201. Students with GCE AS level should sign up for GERM 1050.