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Does the Department allow students to audit a course without registering?

The department does not allow students to audit our courses without formally enrolling in the course.

(See the following question for non-degree seeking students.)

Can I take ALC courses if I am not a student at the University of Colorado Boulder?

Non-degree seeking students can take any of our courses through ACCESS, which is part of Continuing Education at CU Boulder. Details about how to enroll, tuition, and more can be found on the Continuing Education website.

Additionally, CU Boulder offers a Senior Auditors Program through the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. With instructor permission, senior auditors may register for ALC content courses. However, senior auditors are not allowed to enroll in our language classes. Details about the Senior Auditors Program can be found on the Alumni Association’s website.

Does ALC offer translation and interpretation services?

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations does not offer translation and interpretation services. You will need to contact outside services.

Does the Department offer tutoring?

Although the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations does not offer tutoring services, we do maintain a list of tutors on our website. Please contact your course Instructor or Student Academic Services for further options.

How can I find out more information about applying to the Graduate Program?

Detailed information about our Chinese Graduate Programs and Japanese Graduate Programs can be found on our website. Interested applicants should visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information, or to apply. We are a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program.

Where can I find information on the language placement exams?

To determine the appropriate level of a language course before enrolling, students with experience in that language are required to take a Language Placement Exam:


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