To earn retro credits, students must take a Spanish or Portuguese LANGUAGE course above the first-semester level (e.g., Spanish 102-204, 226, 311). The course must be the first college-level Spanish or Portuguese language-practice course taken by the student before he/she reaches 30 total credits (not including AP, CLEP, IB credits). Transfer students must enroll in the course on the UW-Madison campus before they earn 30 credits (including credits transferred but not including AP, CLEP, IB or retro credits from another language). Students must earn a grade of B or better in the language-practice course to receive retro-credits.
Starting with courses taken in Fall 2007, the vast majority of retro-credits
will be awarded
automatically. For example, students who qualify for retro-credits after completing an appropriate language course this Fall 2007 should expect to receive their credits by the beginning of the Spring 2008 semester.
Please note that there will be a group of students who qualify for retro-credits but who will not receive these credits automatically (e.g., students receiving credits for a second foreign language). These students will need to submit a request to their Dean's office.