This is your best option if you are already proficient in a foreign language and all you need is the units to satisfy a requirement. No attendance is necessary; your time will be spent preparing for a comprehensive written final and a comprehensive speaking exam, both of which are representative of what a student should know at the end of the semester in a particular level.
You must be currently enrolled in at least three units at MiraCosta College to receive credit for:
Currently, the International Languages Department at MiraCosta College does not offer credit by exam in Chinese, German, and Japanese. (You might want to check with another college to see if they do.) Upon approval of the Credit by Examination Coordinator, students are allowed to take a maximum of two exams per semester (except during summer, when the maximum is one exam).