Foreign Languages
        and Literature

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Adding a Student to a Full Class:  If an instructor wants to add a student to a full class they need to inform the department administrator (DA).  The DA will verify the room capacity. If there is room the instructor may complete the Add Student to Class Form.  The student will take the form to Admissions and Records once complete.

  2. Credit by Exam:  The student will need to go to admissions and records to pick up the form.  They need to obtain all required signatures (it is their responsibility to take the form to each department).  Once they have the signatures they need to go to the cashier’s office and pay the $25.00 fee.  At that time they can arrange to take the exam with an instructor.  The instructor will return the form with the grade and exam to Admissions and Records. Click here for a list of advisors.

  3. Full Class (the class I want is full):  Check MyNevada often.  If one person drops the class and you are there at the right time, you will be able to add the class.  If you do not succeed before classes begin, come to class on the first day.  Many students change their minds about courses during the first week and drops occur. Keep checking MyNevada as often as possible.  Speak with the instructor about the likelihood of adding the class during the first week.

  4. Independent Study and Thesis classes:  The student needs to talk with their instructor.  The instructor will contact the department administrator (DA) with approval of the student taking the class and the number of credits of the class.  The DA will then give the call number to the student.

  5. Major or Minor questions:  Adding, changing, or declaring a foreign language major or minor.  Pick up the major or minor declaration form from the Foreign Language and Literatures office and obtain a signature from an advisor.  The student will then take it to Admissions and Records. Click here for a list of advisors.

  6. Spanish Placement Test: For Spanish Placement Test information, see item 3 in the following link. http://www.unr.edu/cla/fll/resources/spanish-placement.html

  7. Translating and Tutoring: Click on the link below to view the FLL instructors who have indicated they are available for tutoring and translating. Click here for a list of translators and tutors.

  8. Unsure what Class to Take:  The student will need to see an advisor in the college or department of their major.  If the major is a foreign language the student can pick up a list of advisors and choose one whose office hours work best with their schedule.  The student may drop in during the advisor’s office hours, call, or email them. Click here for a list of advisors.

  9. Waive the Foreign Language Requirement for a language we offer:
    The student will need to see an advisor.  Waiving the requirement means the student does not receive credit.  Note: Four full years of high school language equals two years at the university. Click here for a list of advisors.

  10. Waive the Foreign Language Requirement for a language we DO NOT offer: The student needs to bring in proof of living and/or studying abroad and meet with the Vice Chair.  The Vice Chair will write a memo waiving the requirement and forward it to the appropriate Dean’s office. Waiving the requirement means the student does not receive credit. Click here to contact the department chair.