Waitlist Policies

Here at RGSLL, we do our best to accommodate as many students as possible into our language and literature courses. However, there will invariably be students every semester - particularly freshmen and sophomores - who find that the courses they need are full. Here is everything you should know about RGSLL's policies if you find yourself in this situation.

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Waiver Exams

A waiver exam is offered to students in the Elliott School of International Affairs for students who wish to test out of their 3rd-year language proficiency requirement.

You must register in advance to take the waiver exam by emailing the Elliott School

The waiver exam is used specifically for Elliott School undergraduates trying to waive their proficiency requirements. Please also note that this exam merely waives the requirement. Students will not receive credit hours for passing the waiver exam.


Are the classes you want full?

Here at RGSLL we do our best to accommodate as many students as possible into our language, literature, and culture courses. However, there will invariably be students every semester - particularly freshmen and sophomores - who discover that the courses they need are full.

For French courses levels 1001-2006, we are using an online waitlist. You can sign up for the waitlist through GWeb. This system is a little confusing, so it is very important that you click here to read the instructions for using these waitlists.

For all other courses, please e-mail the department to inquire.


Advising during the winter and summer holidays

Please be advised that faculty are not available for advising during the winter and summer holidays for any of our language programs. Advising will resume at the start of the spring and fall semesters respectively.


Do you need to take a language placement?

Thinking about learning a new language? If you have never taken one of our language courses at GW, odds are you will need to take our placement exam to find out which course you need to take. For complete information on how to register for the placement exam, click here.

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