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Furthering Language Incentive Program

Undergraduate students who complete at least four years of the same language in high school are eligible to earn extra college credit in a world language through the Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students may earn a maximum of 8 semester hours (s.h.) of credit through FLIP. The credit is ungraded but the hours count toward graduation. Students may choose from one or both of these FLIP options:

  • FLIP 1 is designed for students who want to continue the study of a world language at an advanced level.
  • FLIP 2 is designed for students who would like to study a second world language at the introductory level.

Students with AP world language credit must avoid duplication and regression when registering for FLIP-eligible courses, so ask your academic advisor for assistance when choosing FLIP courses.

Additional information about FLIP requirements can be found in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' online Student Handbook.