Placement Exam

Accurate initial placement is a key factor in successfully learning a foreign language. The placement exam assesses your current language abilities and matches them to the course most suitable for that level.

About the Placement Exam

  • Online
  • Takes only 15 to 30 minutes
  • Take it at any Internet-connected computer

Instructions for the Placement Exam

  1. Visit the website
  2. Create your login account
  3. Select the language
  4. Fill in the requested information
  5. Take the test
  6. If you take a break, follow the instructions for resuming an interrupted test

As with most standardized tests, various factors can affect your score. The results are valid under normal circumstances, and only if you provide honest, non-contradictory answers. If you disagree with the results, you may try again. You may also consult with a faculty mentor.

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Placement Scores

Students placing significantly above the baseline score for 4th semester (score of 403 or greater) and students who score at the extremes of an indicated range should consult the faculty mentor in the language for appropriate placement.

French

Below 281: French 110 (1st semester French)
281345: French 120 (2nd semester French)
346402: French 211 (3rd semester French)
Above 403: French 221 or above (4th semester French)

German

Below 328: German 110 (1st semester German)
328416: German 120 (2nd semester German)
417–547: German 211 (3rd semester German)
Above 548: German 221 or above (4th semester German)

Spanish

Below 296: Spanish 110 (1st semester Spanish)
296355: Spanish 120 (2nd semester Spanish)
356439 : Spanish 211 (3rd semester Spanish)
Above 440: Spanish 221 or above (4th semester Spanish)