What is Bypass Credit and how does it work?
Bypass Credit is an option for students beginning their course work in languages. It is an incentive to encourage students with some experience in the target language to register in the course that best fits their proficiency level. For example, instead of starting at 1201 along with true beginners, a student may test and be advised to take 1202, the next course in the language sequence. After the student completes 1202 and earns the required grade of B or better, he or she may then apply for Bypass Credit for the previous course. The amount of credit hours the student receives will vary, depending on the bypassed course. In languages that require labs, that is, an additional one credit course with the “L” designation, like in Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, a student needs to earn a B or better in the course section and the lab section (when there is one) in order to receive 4 credits for the bypassed course + lab. Overall, the maximum Bypass credit students can receive is 3-4 credit hours. Please note that students may receive Bypass Credit only once.
Who is eligible for Bypass Credit?
- Students who take the UNC Charlotte placement test and receive a B or higher in the course into which they are placed
- Students who have not previously received Bypass Credit
How does Bypass Credit affect your GPA?
Bypass Credit will not affect the student’s GPA.
How do you apply for Bypass Credit?
Students who earn a B or better in the course in which they were placed by the UNC Charlotte placement test should complete the Bypass Credit form and submit it to the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.