Transferring Credits in Languages Not Taught at MC

While studying abroad or during summer break, students often take foreign-language courses in languages not taught at Merrimack College. These courses must be pre-approved by the world languages and cultural studies department to verify whether such courses meet the foreign language requirement. Qualified coursework in a language currently not offered by the department may be transferred in as FL0051, a transfer-credit course that satisfies the foreign-language requirement in the liberal studies core.

Basic language courses (intro and intermediate) taught online (including hybrid courses) do not satisfy the FL requirement.
 

Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service

Brigham Young University Foreign Language Achievement Tests are available to matriculated Merrimack students who have acquired skills in foreign languages that are not offered for credit at Merrimack 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 international academic counselor in the Office of International Student Support.

International Baccalaureate

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 department of world languages and cultural studies at 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 transfer credits for which you qualify.

Military Training

Merrimack College awards academic credit for military training based on American Council on Education recommendations. Qualified coursework in a language currently not offered by the department of world languages and cultural studies may be transferred in as FL0051, a transfer-credit course that satisfies the foreign-language requirement in the liberal studies core.