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Placement & Transferring Credits

       French Placement
       Italian Placement
Transfer and Study Abroad Credits


Placement in the appropriate course will help you make the most of your learning experience. Language testing information for French is available on the CLA Language Testing website. For further questions regarding what classes to register for, please contact the appropriate person below.


1000 level Courses, 3015
3015, 3016 & 3101W
  • Contact the Department of French & Italian main office: or 612/624-4308


1000 level Courses, 3015
  • Carlotta Dradi-Bower,, Coordinator, First-year Italian and Director of Italian Language Instruction
  • Kathleen Rider,, Coordinator, Second-year Italian


Transfer and Study Abroad Credits

For credit transfer to the University of Minnesota, please contact your college advising office. For upper division credit transfer (3xxx-level courses) towards a minor or major, contact the main office (French) or Susanna Ferlito (Italian)

To use credits earned at another institution in the United States or internationally (including study abroad programs) toward your major or minor, you must complete procedures at both college and department levels:

1.  At the college level, you must make arrangements for the credits to appear on your University of Minnesota transcript.

  • The Office of the Registrar manages the process for credit transferred from other U.S. institutions.
  • The Office of Admissions is responsible for credit transferred from international institutions.
  • If you studied abroad while enrolled at the University of Minnesota, the Learning Abroad Center coordinates the transfer of credit for courses taken abroad. These credits should appear on your transcript a reasonable period of time after your return.

2.  At the department level, you must see the program advisor to request that transfer courses be used as the equivalent of major or minor requirements. You should arrange a meeting with the appropriate adviser as soon as possible after the outside courses appear on your U of M transcript.

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Contact Information

Lower Division Language Programs

Patricia Mougel
Director of Language Instruction (French)
Folwell 314-L

Carlotta Dradi-Bower
Director of Language Instruction (Italian)
Folwell 314-G

Upper Division Majors and Minors

Professor Betsy Kerr
Dir. of Undergraduate Studies (French)
French Studies and French & Italian Studies Advisor
Folwell 304-F

Professor Susanna Ferlito
Dir. of Undergraduate Studies (Italian)
Italian Studies Advisor
Folwell 304-G


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