2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Missouri Seal of Biliteracy

The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) is awarded to graduating high school students in districts with a DESE-approved program, who have demonstrated achievement in English, a Language Other Than English (LOTE) and sociocultural competence through American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) testing. All Missouri students studying any of the world’s languages are potential Seal candidates. The equivalencies listed below are for Spanish.


Northwest Course Equivalent

AAPPL Score Required

Hours Granted

LANG 14-141, 14-142, 14-242, 14-243, 14-344, *14-990

At least Advanced (score of A) on each skill


LANG 14-141, 14-142, 14-242, 14-243

At least Intermediate Mid (score of I-3) on each skill


LANG 14-141, 14-142

At least Novice High (score of N-4) on each skill

*14-990 represents upper-level language elective to bring the total credit to the level indicated.