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.
Please contact the MSUM Registrar’s Office for more information on credit awarded for these seals and certifications.
Seal or CertificateWorld Language Proficiency Certificate
ACTFL Proficiency LevelIntermediate-Low
Credits to be Awarded2 semester per language course sequence
Seal or CertificateBilingual or Multilingual Gold Seal
ACTFL Proficiency LevelIntermediate-High
Credits to be Awarded3 semester per language course sequence
Seal or CertificateBilingual or Multilingual Platinum Seal
ACTFL Proficiency LevelAdvanced-Low
Credits to be Awarded4 semester per language course sequence