Advanced Placement Credit
An Advanced Placement (AP) score of 4 or 5 on the Spanish language or literature exam satisfies Columbia's foreign language requirement. In addition, the department will award 3 points of Advanced Placement credit to students with an AP score of 5 upon completion of a course in Spanish numbered 3300 or higher with a minimum grade of B. (No credit is awarded for an AP score of 4.)
Students with Advanced Placement credit who wish to pursue a course of study in Spanish should take Spanish W3300, "Advanced Language through Content." This is also the first course that counts toward a major or concentration in Hispanic Studies.
For more information, contact the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies.