If you are thinking of taking Spanish at MSU, classes fill up fast so read this before you come to your MSU orientation!!
What is your case?
"I have never had Spanish before" (see A)
"I had some Spanish in High School" (see B)
"I have AP credits from the Spanish I took in High School" (see C)
"I have taken Spanish at another college; I am a transfer student" (see D)
"I have been abroad and know some Spanish, but never took any courses" (see E)
"I have been abroad and I have taken courses there" (see F)
A. If you have never had Spanish before or only a year, go to the Modern Languages main office in Gaines 117. You will just sign a form and we will enroll you in the course. You can also call us at 406-994-4448 before you come to Bozeman to pre-enroll and then sign the form when you are here.
B. If you have had more than one year of Spanish in High school, you will need to take the CLEP test in order to enroll in a Spanish class.
The CLEP exam
For college students who want to advance toward their degrees and save money. Also for people who speak a foreign language fluently and want to earn college credit for this valuable skill.
Over 92% of our students receive between 4 and 11 credits from this exam... What a bargain! -- It's a great way to save on tuition costs!!
Only costs $105 at MSU and is offered through Testing Services (Reid 243, 406-994-6984). You must schedule a test time, pre-register and pay before taking the test. Fill out this form and return it to: Testing Services, 243 Reid Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717.
You can also take it at many other institutions in Montana and around the country. For a location near you, check: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html
Places the student in the appropriate course and usually gives him/her credits for lower-level courses.
Is based on a multiple-choice format. Takes a maximum of 2 hours.
Results are obtained immediately at the completion of the test and are good for one year.
Once you have the results, bring (Gaines 117) or fax (406-994-6199) a copy to us and we will enroll you in the appropriate course. The sooner the better!
C. If you have AP credits from Spanish classes you took in High School, let us know (Gaines 117, 406-994-4448) which test you took - Spanish Language or Spanish Literature - and we will enroll you in the appropriate course. You must have received at least a "3" and you must have your results sent to the Registrar's Office (101 Montana Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-2660). If you want further information, you can contact Enrollment Services at 406-994-6617. You can do this from your home. The sooner the better!!
D. If you took Spanish at another college, show us (Gaines 117) or fax us (406-994-6199) a copy of your transcript (it does not need to be official), and we will enroll you in the appropriate course. You can do this from your home. The sooner the better!!
E. If you have spent some time abroad but never took any classes in Spanish, it is up to you to take the CLEP exam and/or talk to a professor.
F. If you have spent some time abroad and have taken Spanish courses there, two things could happen:
If your courses were accredited by another university, show us (Gaines 117) or fax us (406-994-6199) a copy of your transcript (it does not need to be official), and we will enroll you in the appropriate course. You can do this from home. The sooner the better!!
- If your courses have not been accredited by another U.S. institution, you will need to take the CLEP exam.
Native speakers of Spanish need to talk to the Spanish coordinator.