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Proficiency Notation

Students who demonstrate levels of achievement equivalent to those expected at the end of the third quarter of the third year of study in a language may apply for the Proficiency Notation, which is a notation of “Proficiency in [that language]" on the official transcript. Successful candidates tend to have completed the third year or beyond of language study at Stanford and spent considerable time studying abroad in the foreign language.

In order to receive the proficiency notation, the student must complete the following oral and written requirements. The notation is available only for languages where external assessment is offered through Language Testing International. Successful completion of the oral component is required before proceeding with the writing component. This certification process is conducted through the Language Center, and more information can be found here, including a helpful timetable.

Proficiency in Foreign Langauge Notation