German Placement

Liberal Arts Perspective (LAP) Curriculum

In Fall 2021, I will be a junior or senior at Gustavus and have previous experience in German.

To meet minimum graduation requirements, students in the Liberal Arts Perspective Curriculum will complete at least the first two courses of a non-English language at the college level, or the equivalent. You may choose to continue language study beyond the minimum graduation requirements. 

If you have no previous experience in German, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by taking GER 101 and 102 consecutively (GER 101 in Fall and GER 102 in Spring). If you have previous experience in this language you must first take the German placement exam before registering. Guidelines for provisional registration are the following:

1 year of high school – 101
2 years of high school – 102
3 years of high school – 201
4 years of high school – 202

  • If you place in GER 102, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by successfully taking GER 102 in Spring.
  • If you have German proficiency equivalent to or higher than GER 102, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by passing an equivalent exam to verify your proficiency at the 102 level or higher.

Please note: You need to earn the minimum grade ("C") to continue on to the next level of German class. 

Please contact Bastian Treptau with any questions.