Biliteracy Course Listings

The Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy was first awarded during the 2014-15 school year. Here is some further guidance from 105 ILCS 5/2-3.159(i) and 105 ILCS 5/2-3.159(j) from the Illinois School Code:

(i) For admissions purposes, each public university in this State shall accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to 2 years of foreign language coursework taken during high school if a student's high school transcript indicates that he or she will be receiving or has received the State Seal of Biliteracy.

(j) Each public community college and public university in this State shall establish criteria to translate a State Seal of Biliteracy into course credit based on foreign language course equivalencies identified by the community college's or university's faculty and staff and, upon request from an enrolled student, the community college or university shall award foreign language course credit to a student who has received a State Seal of Biliteracy. Students enrolled in a public community college or public university who have received a State Seal of Biliteracy must request course credit for their seal within 3 academic years after graduating from high school.

Language and ECC course credit.
LanguageECC Course Credit
Chinese CHN 101, 102
French FRN 101, 102
German GRM 101, 102
Hindi HIN 101, 102
Italian ITN 101, 102
Japanese JPN 101 ,102
Non-Traditional Languages INS 280, INS 281
Russian RSN 101
Spanish SPN 101, 102