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Certificates of Proficiency

Certificates of Italian Proficiency are available to students in programs other than Italian Studies and the iBA Italian Studies. In order achieve the certificate students require a minimum of B.

We offer 3 levels of certificates of proficiency:

Level One (Beginner Range)

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

York University students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Italian Language Level One (Beginner Range) concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies. This certificate is open to students pursuing a degree in Italian Culture. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in Italian Studies.
To apply for the Certificate of Italian Language Proficiency, Level One (Beginner Range) students must have successfully completed at least 9 credits in Italian language courses in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with a minimum grade of B in each of the following courses:

  • AP/IT 1001 3.0 and
  • AP/IT 1002 3.0 and
  • AP/IT 1003 3.0

Course Equivalencies for Level One (Beginner Range)
AP/IT 1000 6.0   or (AP/IT 1001 3.0 and AP/IT 1002 3.0)
Note: Students who are exempted from an intermediate level language course must take another upper level course in Italian.

Level Two (Intermediate Range)

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

York University students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Italian Language Level Two (Intermediate Range) concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies.
This certificate is open to students pursuing a degree in Italian culture. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in Italian Studies.
To apply for the certificate, students must have successfully completed at least 12 credits in Italian language courses in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with a minimum grade of B in each of the following courses:

  • AP/IT 1000 6.0, and
  • AP/IT 2000 6.0 .

Course Equivalencies for Level Two Certificate
AP/IT 1000 6.0 or (AP/IT 1001 3.0 and AP/IT 1002 3.0)
AP/IT 2000 6.0 or AP/IT 2030 6.0*

*Note: Students who take AP/IT 2030 6.0 may not take AP/IT 3030 6.0

Note: Students who are exempted from an intermediate level language course must take another upper level course in Italian.

Level Three (Advanced Range)

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.
York University students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Italian Language Level Three (Advanced Range) concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies. This certificate is open to students pursuing a degree in Italian culture.
This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in Italian Studies.
To apply for the Certificate of Proficiency in Italian Language Level Three (Advanced Range) , students must have successfully completed at least 18 credits in Italian language courses in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with a minimum grade of B in each of the following courses:

  • AP/IT 1000 6.0 and
  • AP/IT 2000 6.0 and
  • AP/IT 3000 6.0

Course Equivalencies for Level Three Certificate
AP/IT 1000 6.0 or (AP/IT 1001 3.0 and AP/IT 1002 3.0)
AP/IT 2000 6.0 or AP/IT 2030 6.0*
AP/IT 3000 6.0 or AP/IT 3030 6.0
*Note: Students who take AP/IT 2030 6.0 may not take AP/IT 3030 6.0
Note: Students who are exempted from an intermediate level language course must take another upper level course in Italian.

Graduating

Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program.

Applications should be obtained from and filed with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar's Office has received notice from the unit administering the program.

Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.