Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP)

The Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) allows degree-seeking undergraduate students who have already completed the General Education World Languages requirement to earn up to eight additional semester hours of college credit while studying a foreign language or languages. Students should request evaluation for FLIP credit during the semester in which they are enrolled in a FLIP eligible course. Students may also apply for FLIP credit retroactively, provided they have not yet graduated. Please use the electronic submission form at the bottom of this page.

FLIP 1 — Advanced language FLIP credit

FLIP 1 is designed for students wanting to continue the study of a foreign language at a more advanced level. A student may earn four semester hours of additional, ungraded credit for a fifth-semester level (or higher) foreign language course completed with a grade of B- or better. Four additional semester hours of FLIP 1 credit will be awarded for a second fifth-semester level course (or higher) in the same or in a different language with a grade of B- or better.

You are eligible if:

  1. you have completed the World Languages component of the CLAS General Education Program in high school or by any other acceptable means except through college-level language study
  2. you have taken the placement test in the desired FLIP language (you must take this prior to enrolling in a FLIP course).

FLIP 2 — New language FLIP credit

FLIP 2 is designed for students who would like to study a second foreign language at the introductory level. Two semester hours of additional, ungraded credit will be awarded for each FLIP 2 course completed with a B- or better in the first four courses of a foreign language sequence for a maximum of eight semester hours. Students may also choose to study another foreign language at the introductory level but no more than 8 hours of FLIP credit is ever awarded.

You are eligible if:

  1. you have completed the World Languages component of the CLAS General Education Program
     

Before signing up for FLIP credit, please review the following policies:

  • In order to be eligible for FLIP 1, you must not have previously earned college credit in that language. Instead, you may use FLIP 2 to study a new language.
  • FLIP 1 and FLIP 2 may be combined, but no more than 8 semester hours of FLIP credit is ever awarded.
  • If you fail to earn a B- or higher in a FLIP course, you will not receive FLIP credit for that course.
  • If you drop a FLIP course after the second week of the semester, you will no longer be eligible for FLIP credit in that language.
  • FLIP credit is not graded and is not included in any GPA calculations.
  • FLIP hours are counted toward hours required for graduation and are considered CLAS and UI residence credit.
  • FLIP credit is considered credit by examination. No more than a total of 30 semester hours may be earned through credit by examination (including AP, IB, or CLEP exams).

Contact the Office of Academic Programs & Student Development with any questions.

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