Placement Policy

Students place into the appropriate level of a foreign language course based on their prior experience in that language, through either high school instruction or AP, IB or college courses.

Students may begin a new language to meet the Foreign Language (FLNG) Requirement at New Paltz. Students without prior experience in a language begin in the Elementary 1 (101) level of that language and must complete Elementary 1 and Elementary 2 to fulfill the GE requirement.

The Foreign Language (FLNG) Requirement is met for students who previously earned college credit for Elementary 1 and Elementary 2, Elementary 2 and Intermediate 1, or Intermediate 1 or higher, if they have their official college transcripts or AP or IB exam scores sent to the Office of Admissions by the mid-point of their first semester at New Paltz. (Note: Students who have college credit for Elementary 1 must continue on to Elementary 2; students who have college credit for Elementary 2 must continue on to Intermediate 1).

Below is our language placement policy for students with AP or IB courses according to SUNY New Paltz Academic Policies and Procedures. For other placement questions, the department secretary can direct you to an available faculty member. OM 206.

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Course Title

Score

Corresponding Course

GEIII

FRN0483 AP French Language

3

FRN301

Foreign Language 3

FRN0484 AP French Language

4

FRN301

Foreign Language 3

FRN0485 AP French Language

5+

FRN301 and FRN302

Foreign Language 3 or FLNG

FRN0513 AP French Literature

3

FRN313

 

FRN0514 AP French Literature

4

FRN313

 

FRN0515 AP French Literature

5+

FRN313

 

GER0553 AP German Language

3

GER311

Foreign Language 3

GER0554 AP German Language

4

GER311

Foreign Language 3

GER0555 AP German Language

5+

GER311 and GER312

Foreign Language 3 or FLNG

ITA0623 AP Italian Language & Culture

3

ITA301

Foreign Language 3

ITA0624 AP Italian Language & Culture

4

ITA301

Foreign Language 3

ITA0625 AP Italian Language & Culture

5+

ITA301 and ITA393

Foreign Language 3

JPN0643 AP Japanese Lang & Culture

3

JPN301

Foreign Language 3

JPN0644 AP Japanese Lang & Culture

4

JPN301

Foreign Language 3

JPN0645 AP Japanese Lang & Culture

5+

JPN301 and JPN393

Foreign Language 3

LAT0613 AP Latin: Literature

3

LAT393

Foreign Language 3

LAT0614 AP Latin: Literature

4

LAT393

Foreign Language 3

LAT0615 AP Latin: Literature

5+

LAT393 and LAT393

Foreign Language 3

SPA0873 AP Spanish Language

3

SPA301

Foreign Language 3

SPA0874 AP Spanish Language

4

SPA301

Foreign Language 3

SPA0875 AP Spanish Language

5+

SPA301 and SPA361

Foreign Language 3 or FLNG

SPA0893 AP Spanish Literature

3

SPA375 or SPA376

 

SPA0894 AP Spanish Literature

4

SPA375 or SPA376

 

SPA0895 AP Spanish Literature

5+

SPA375 or SPA376

 

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Credit

Score

Corresponding Level

GEIII

IBO Language

A1 or A2

5+

See Dept. Chair

 

IBO Language Initio AB – Standard Level

5+

101

Foreign Language 1

IBO Language Initio AB – Higher Level

5+

101 and 102

Foreign Language 1 or Foreign Language 2

IBO Language B – Standard Level

5+

201

Foreign Language 3

IBO Language B – Higher Level

5+

201 and 201

Foreign Language 3

 

 

 

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The current minimum satisfactory scores in CLEP language tests are listed below. Achievement of the minimum score will result in transcript credit for the equivalent course at New Paltz. CLEP language tests may be taken at any time. To learn more about the tests contact CLEP at 609-771-7865 or via the website, www.collegeboard.org/clep. New Paltz is no longer a test center.

CLEP Subject Examination Title

Minimum Score

Corresponding Credit

Essay

Remarks

Foreign Languages

College-Level French

62

3 credits in FRN201 (Intermediate French I)

additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz

Possibility of 3 additional credits in FRN202 (Intermediate French II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz

College-Level German

50

3 credits GER201 (Intermediate German I)

additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz

Possibility of 3 additional credits in GER202 (Intermediate German II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz

College-Level Spanish

66

3 credits in SPA201 (Intermediate Spanish I)

additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz

Possibility of 4 additional credits in SPA202 (Intermediate Spanish II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz