Retroactive Credit in French, Spanish and Chinese



Students who enroll in French, Spanish or Chinese at the University of North Florida are eligible for up to six credit hours of retroactive credit as determined by placement and satisfactory completion of specific language courses.

  • If a student places at the intermediate level, s/he may receive a maximum of four hours of retroactive credit for Beginning Language II pending completion of the intermediate sequence (Intermediate Language I and II) with grades of C or above in both courses. 
  • If a student places at the Intermediate Language II level, s/he is eligible for three hours of retroactive credit (equivalent to Intermediate Language I) pending completion of Intermediate Language II with a grade of C or above.
  • If a student places at the 3000-level, s/he is eligible for a maximum of six hours of retroactive credit.  The student will receive three intermediate -level credit hours for completing a 3000-level Chinese, French or Spanish course with a grade of C or above, and an additional three credit hours for completing a second 3000-level course with a grade of C or above.

Students who wish to receive the retroactive credit must apply for the credits in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures after their grades are assigned and recorded in the relevant courses. The Registrar will add the retroactive credits to the student's transcript with no grade assigned. These credits will not be computed into the GPA, but they will count toward degree requirements as appropriate.