Certificate Foreign Language

Applicants for the Certificate of Achievement in a Foreign Language (“foreign language” being defined as a language other and English and one’s mother tongue) must major in Political Science and fulfill one of the following two conditions (or some combination thereof approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies).

1) The applicant has taken two Political Science courses in a foreign language beyond their school language requirement.

2) The applicant has done independent research in a foreign language (research, reading, and/or writing) as certified by Director of Undergraduate Studies or a student’s research advisor.

Students who have questions should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before submitting this form. You will still need to complete this online form. The Director of Undergraduates Studies' advising hours can be found on the political science website here: http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/advising/

At the bottom of this form, you must upload:
1. Unofficial transcripts
2. Syllabus for listed courses OR certification of your research from your advisor.






The 7 digit number on your wildcard


Projected graduation date




The language in which you are seeking certificate.


Are you a Political Science major?


Enter the following :

1) Two (or more) Political Science courses taken in a foreign language beyond your school language requirement.
OR
2) Independent research in a foreign language (research, reading, and/or writing) as certified by Director of Undergraduate Studies or a student’s research advisor.



Political Science course #1 taken in a foreign language beyond your school language requirement. Upload syllabus at the end of this form.


Political Science course #2 taken in a foreign language beyond your school language requirement. Upload syllabus at the end of this form.


Political Science course #3 taken in a foreign language beyond your school language requirement. This is optional. Only 2 classes are required. Upload syllabus at the end of this form.


List your independent research in a foreign language (research, reading, and/or writing) as certified by Director of Undergraduate Studies or a student’s research advisor.


Have you discussed this form and your qualifications for applying for this certificate with the DUS? A meeting is not required, but if you have questions you can meet with the DUS during their available drop in hours.


By selecting approve, I certify that all information I've submitted is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. By selecting approve, I understand that I am submitting this form to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for final review and approval.


Please submit any documentation that supports your application for a certificate of Foreign Language. All students are required to upload an unofficial transcript, syllabus for the courses listed above, or certification of your research from your advisor. If you no longer have the syllabus, please speak with the DUS about what other documentation may be acceptable.








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