Language Placement Exam

What is the Language Placement Exam?

Students who have studied a foreign language in school, or who have practical knowledge of a foreign language must take the language placement exam prior to enrolling for languages courses.

Students with no prior language education may enroll in 101 only.

NOTE: The exam is only available for Spanish, French and German students. Students in other languages should contact the language's department coordinator to schedule a separate placement exam.


How do I take the Language Placement Exam?

The placement exam can be taken once a semester by visiting the Language Resource Center during regular hours, no appointment necessary. The exam is free and takes about 20 minutes to complete.


What Does My Score Mean?

At the end of your test, you will receive a score and placement recommendation.

 

SCORE RECOMMENDATION


0 - 200 101 Level

201 - 240 150 Level

241 - 300 102 Level

301 - 370 201 Level

371 - 440 2-- Level

441 + 300 Level


Students whose scores are 371 or higher will have successfully completed the BA cognate. Students who test into the 201 level must still complete a semester of study.

Students whose scores are extremely high (500 and above) may be placed in other courses. These students should contact their department coordinator to discuss options.

French

Score

Place Into

0-266

101

267-320

102

255-320

150

321-370

201

371+

202

395+

300 Level

Spanish

Score

Place Into

0-200

101

201-240

150

241-300

102

301-370

201

371-440

202

441+

300 Level

 

German

Score

Place Into

0-279

101

280-340

102

270-340

150

341-394

201

395+

202

450+

300 Level

Russian

Score

Place Into

0-199

101

200-399

102

400-600

201

601 +

202