Students who have taken German in high school or have otherwise acquired proficiency in French are placed at the appropriate level on the basis of a placement test, which is given during Customs Sessions for entering freshmen and at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. This test is computerized and can be taken on a walk-in basis until the end of the registration/drop-add period. On completing the course in which he or she is placed, the student receives credit for all lower-numbered courses in the 1010-1020-2010-2020 sequence. For example, a students placed in 2020 would, on passing the course, receive credit for 1010, 1020, and 2010. No grade is assigned for credit earned through advanced placement.