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- If you are beginning the study of any of our languages for the first time you may register for any open 1001 section of that course.
- If you are wanting to study French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese, and you have studied that language in high school or are a heritage speaker (you grew up in an environment where the language was spoken regularly), you must take the appropriate online placement test before you try to register for a language course.
- Visit the Placement Tests page for more information.
- Follow the instructions in the test. Be sure to select the correct test (there are separate test links for Chinese and Japanese)
- Based on your score, you will receive a suggested course or level. Register only for that course/level. Do not register for a different/lower course/level!
- Bring a copy of your placement score with you to the class the first day so that your eligibility for that course can be verified.
- If you are wanting to study Arabic or Korean, and you have studied that language in high school or are a heritage speaker (you grew up in an environment where the language was spoken regularly), consult with the Arabic advisor or Korean advisor if you are uncertain about your eligibility for a course.
- If you received a score of 4/5 on the AP language test, or a 5 or higher on the IB (upper-level) language test before coming to Georgia Tech:
- You have earned free elective credit for the 2001 and 2002 courses in that language.
- You may register for any 3/4000-level course that interests you.
- If your AP/IB credit is not showing up on your records, please go to the Registrar with your scores to get the credit recognized.
- If you are bringing in transfer credit from another college/university’s language program see Jesse Brannen in Modern Languages to determine if Georgia Tech accepts the credit and to determine placement.
- Be aware that if you register for the wrong course or level, the instructor may require you to drop the class, and there is no guarantee that a seat in the correct course/level will be available to you. In other words, if in doubt, make an appointment with an advisor before you register!