Language Course Information

**For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, cross-registration is permitted for the Fall semester only**

Language courses taken at Brown are required to be taken for one year. You may register for the course and be graded for the fall semester; however, if you do not register for the second half of the course, your grade will be counted as an NC (No Credit) grade for the independent semester.  RISD students will not be able to cross-register at Brown in Spring 2021.

A waiver form is required to request to take only the first half of a year-long language course.  Students should communicate with the instructor prior to registration as this request is not always granted.  Seniors who need credit from the fall language course should only register for the course if their waiver is approved to receive independent credit for the fall.  Students who will not graduate in June 2021 can plan to take the second half of the year-long language course in the following year to receive credits.

The Independent Credit for First Half of Year-Long Course form located online here must be completed and submitted by the Brown department or instructor to the Brown Registrar.

Language placement exams at Brown

RISD students who wish to take a language course other than an introductory class may need to take a language placement exam. Students should contact the relevant language department at Brown for the dates and times of the placement exams.

Placement exams need to be taken prior to the course for the fall semester.