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World Languages and Cultural Studies

Other WLCS Transfer Credits

Transferring Credits in Languages Not Taught at MC:

Students often take foreign language courses in languages not taught at MC while studying abroad, or during the summer, or through NECCUM. Currently, such courses need to be pre-approved by the WLCS department, to verify whether such courses meet the Foreign Language requirement. Qualified coursework in a language currently not offered by the WLCS Department may be transferred in as FL0051, a transfer-credit course that satisfies the Foreign Language requirement in the Liberal Studies Core.

Please be advised that basic language courses (Intro and Intermediate) taught online (including hybrid courses) do not satisfy the FL requirement.

 

Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS):

Brigham Young University Foreign Language Achievement Tests are available to matriculated Merrimack College students who have acquired skills in foreign languages that are not offered for credit at the College. Students may earn up to 12 credits, to be determined by the Registrar and the Department of World Languages and Cultural Studies based on test scores. Further information about the program may be obtained from the Academic Counselor for International and Intercultural Students in the Center for Academic Enrichment.

International Baccalaureate (IB):

College credit for international baccalaureate exams is subject to review. An official IB examination report is required for consideration. High Level exams with a score of 5 or better are considered for credit. Please contact the WLCS main office (978 837-5376) if you have IB-related transfer credit inquiries for a foreign language. The department will evaluate all relevant information and apply whatever WLCS transfer credits you may qualify for.

Military Training:

Merrimack College awards academic credit for military training based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. Qualified coursework in a language currently not offered by the WLCS Department may be transferred in as FL0051, a transfer-credit course that satisfies the Foreign Language requirement in the Liberal Studies Core.