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AP Exam Info

Before registering for Spanish courses at Northwestern, you MUST take the online Spanish placement test UNLESS any of the following applies to you:

Your AP exam score in Spanish language AND literature is a 5.


You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language proficiency requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 210, 211 or 220. If you have questions, please consult any departmental undergraduate adviser.

Your AP exam score in Spanish language OR literature is a 5.

You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language proficiency requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 203-0 Individual & Society through Written Expression or or Spanish 207-0 for heritage learners. If you have any questions, please email Elisa Baena.

Your AP exam score in Spanish language and/or literature is a 4.


You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language proficiency requirement in Spanish. To continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern, you'll need to register for Spanish 199-0 Language in Context: Contemporary Spain or or Spanish 197-0 for heritage learners. First-year students are advised to take this course in fall quarter. If you have any questions, please email Elena Lanza.

Your AP language exam score in Spanish is a 3.


You will satisfy the Weinberg foreign language proficiency requirement in Spanish by taking Accelerated Intermediate Spanish 125-0 or or Spanish 127-0 for heritage learners and passing the course with a C- or better. All new students should take this course immediately in fall, as it is offered only in Fall Quarter. If you have any questions, please email María Teresa Villanueva.

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