Retroactive Credit

Students with no prior college or university French or Italian course credit are eligible for retroactive credit according to this formula:
  • 3 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student with 2 or 3 years of high school French or Italian who enrolls initially at KU in a third-semester French or Italian course (FREN 230 or FREN 231 or ITAL 230) and receives a grade of C– or higher.
  • 6 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student with 3 or 4 years of high school French or Italian who enrolls initially at KU in a fourth-semester French or Italian course (FREN 240 or FREN 241 or ITAL 240) and receives a grade of C– or higher.
  • 9 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student with 4 years of high school French or Italian who enrolls initially at KU in a French or Italian course with a fourth-semester course as a prerequisite and receives a grade of C– or higher.
 
These credit hours do not affect your GPA, but do count towards the overall number of credits you need for graduation.
 

Retroactive credit is not automatically posted on your KU transcript. Students can apply for it after they complete their initial FREN class at KU and receive a grade.

To start, students should email the following two items to Melissa Foree (mforee@ku.edu), academic advisor for French, Francophone & Italian Studies:

  1. PDF copy of High School transcript (available from Admissions at the KU Visitors Center)
  2. PDF of your Advising Report (available from MyKU, instructions here)

Please feel free to reach out to Melissa by email at (mforee@ku.edu) to start the process and to ask any questions you might have.

 
The University charges a fee of $50 for retroactive credit, regardless of how many credit hours you receive. This will be charged through your student account on Enroll & Pay.

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