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.

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. Language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

For Chinese, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish:

  • First, take the online placement exam. Links to the online exams are available on the “Languages” tab
  • Second, contact the language program director from the list below to have your exam results evaluated:
    LanguageDirectorEmail Address
    ChineseAiguo Chenachen48@jhu.edu
    GermanDeborah Mifflinmifflind@jhu.edu
    FrenchKristin Cook-Gailloudkacg@jhu.edu
    ItalianAlessandro Zanniratozannirato@jhu.edu
    PortugueseFlavia Azeredo-Cerqueiraflavia.azeredo@jhu.edu
    SpanishLoreto Sanchezlsanchez@jhu.edu
  • 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. Language waivers do not qualify for course credit.

Placement exam scores do not qualify for course credit.