In the French and Spanish programs, there is a departmental placement exam for students who have not already demonstrated language proficiency through national standardized testing, such as the AP or Achievement tests. Students with previous experience are required to take one of these tests before enrolling in their first course in those languages.
You will not be able to enroll in a class until you have taken the exam.
The exam is an on-line multiple choice format exam; it consists of questions on vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension. There are no oral or listening components to the exam. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and scores are generated immediately.
The placement exam may be taken at any time, but don't wait until the last minute. You should take the placement exam no later than two weeks before registration begins. We recommend that continuing students take the exam no later than November 1 to register for the Spring semester; March 1 for summer session, or April 1 for the Fall.
First-year students should take the exam as indicated by FYS.
For instructions and to begin the exam, please click the link below. After you have taken the exam, please print your results and bring to our department office for advising.
For additional questions, you may contact Professor Shauna Williams, Assistant Chair.
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