* High school exemption from foreign language requirement is possible. To obtain a high school exemption from foreign language a student must have four sequential years in the same foreign language with a C or better for each semester. Students who have taken less than 4 years will be asked to take a language placement test.
Students who take their Historical Foundations course in their first or second year are encouraged to take an introductory (100-level) course in world history. These courses examine general themes in world history from comparative societal perspectives. Upper-level students are encouraged to take an approved 200-level Historical Foundations course that suits their interests. These 200-level courses focus on a particular place and era or a particular topic.
* High school exemption from one Natural World course requirement is possible. Students who have taken at least 3 years of upper level laboratory high school science (excluding physical, earth or environmental science) with a grade of C or better are eligible for an exemption from either the physical or living Natural World core requirement. (Students must take one science core at Calvin College)