World Language Seals & Certifications

  • In accordance with Minnesota State system policy (3.35.1), colleges and universities shall award credit for K-12 world language proficiency. The following table identifies the credit equivalencies for seals and certificates and the corresponding proficiency levels set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students must present their seal or certificate within three (3) years after graduating from high school in order for MSUM to accept the credit in transfer.

    Seal or Certificate
    ACTFL Proficiency Level
    Credits to be Awarded
    Seal or Certificate
    World Language Proficiency Certificate
    ACTFL Proficiency Level
    Intermediate-Low
    Credits to be Awarded
    2 semester per language course sequence
    Seal or Certificate
    Bilingual or Multilingual Gold Seal
    ACTFL Proficiency Level
    Intermediate-High
    Credits to be Awarded
    3 semester per language course sequence
    Seal or Certificate
    Bilingual or Multilingual Platinum Seal
    ACTFL Proficiency Level
    Advanced-Low
    Credits to be Awarded
    4 semester per language course sequence

    Please contact the MSUM Registrar’s Office for more information on credit awarded for these seals and certifications.