Can I transfer credits from another educational institution?
In general, it is quite easy to transfer course credits from other certified educational institutions (e.g., universities or the Goethe Institut). To do so, you need to show proof of the following:
- Information specifying the proficiency level or the Common European Framework of References (CEFR) (e.g., A1, A2, B1, B2-level).*
- Length of time and number of daily contact hours (45 to 50 min)
*Note: This information needs to be provided if you took a course outside the US.
Examples of credit transfer:
At the first and second-year level each language course is worth 5 credits. To receive credit for the entire first year, you need to show proof of any of the following:
* The proficiency level is more important to me than seat time.
**At the UW we have a quarter system and are using a 4.0 grade scale
To receive credit for the entire second year, you need to show proof of any of the following:
- German proficiency at the B1 level (based on CEFR)
- 150 classroom contact hours (about 45-50 min/hour) at a second-year college level
To receive credit for the entire third year, you need to show proof of the following:
- German proficiency at the B2 level (based on CEFR)