Foreign Language Transcript Notations

Following completion of a foreign language placement exam, students who wish to have their official foreign language waiver noted on their transcript and on their degree audit should follow the steps listed below, especially if they have no intention of pursuing further study in that language at JHU. Language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

For Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Latin, or Russian

  • First, follow the instructions on the “Languages” tab.
  • Second, you must ask the language program director to send a request to the Registrar’s Office to have the waiver noted on your transcript. This step is required if you plan to use this exam result to satisfy a major or minor requirement for foreign language. Keep in mind that language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

For Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese

  • First, take the online placement exam.  Links to the online exams are available on the “Languages” tab.
  • Second, contact the language program director to have your exam results evaluated. Language program directors are generally listed on the languages tab.
  • Third, you must ask the language program director to send a request to the Registrar’s Office to have the waiver noted on your transcript. This step is required if you plan to use this exam result to satisfy a major or minor requirement for foreign language. Keep in mind that language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

For Spanish

  • First, request an appointment with the Spanish Language Program Director Loreto Sanchez to take an exam proctored for the purpose of waiving requirements only.
  • Second, take the online exam, the link for which is available under the “Languages” tab.
  • Third, the proctor will contact the language Program Director to have your exam results evaluated.
  • Fourth, the Spanish Language Program Director will send a request to the Registrar’s Office to have the waiver noted on your transcript. This step is required if you plan to use the exam results to satisfy a major or minor requirement for a foreign language. Keep in mind that language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

Placement exam scores do not qualify for course credit.