Special credit can be awarded for up to two semesters of second-year study (the third and fourth semesters). To earn special credit, you must complete a validating course on the IUB campus at the level into which you placed (or higher) with a grade of C or better, and apply for the special credit to be posted retroactively. If you earn a grade of C- or below in the validating course, you will not receive special credit. The validating course must be the first course in that language taken by the student at IUB and this course may only be completed once. The following is an explanation of how special credit from S200 and above are assigned:
- If you test into S250 and complete this course with a C or better, you can claim special credit for S200.
- If you test into S280 (S275) and complete it with a C or better, you can claim special credit for S200 and S250.
- If you test into S280 and opt to take S269 and complete it with a C or better, you can claim special credit for S200 and S250. *S269 does not replace S280 when fulfilling courses for the minor or major.
- If you test into a S300-level course and complete it with a C or better, you can claim special credit for S200 and S250. Students who place into S300-level must replace S280 credit with an additional S300/400-level course. Special credit is not granted for S280.