Placement Exams

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WHAT LANGUAGES ARE OFFERED IN RLL?

Catalan, Creole, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

HOW DO I ENROLL IN A COURSE AND WHO NEEDS TO TAKE THE EXAM?

French or Spanish - Students are required to take a departmental placement exam before enrolling in a course, including those who have never studied the language before. 

Catalan, Creole, Italian or Portuguese – Students with not prior experience can enroll directly into beginning level courses.  Students continuing their study of one of these languages should contact the Department for placement and course selection.

AP, SAT II or IB - Students who have already demonstrated language proficiency through national standardized assessments in any RLL language may be exempt from taking the placement exam.  Contact the Department for course selection.

Transfer credits – Students transferring credits for coursework from another institution should contact the Department.

HOW DO I TAKE THE PLACEMENT EXAM?

IMPORTANT DATES:

Placement exams are to be complete no later than two weeks before registration begins
Deadlines

            November 1 to register for Spring semester

            March 1 to register for Summer session

            April 1 to register for Fall semester

First Year students are strongly encouraged to take the exam in the summer prior to the start of Fall semester of Freshmen year AND to enroll in a language course in their first semester.

French and Spanish placement exams are available on-line EXAM INSTRUCTIONS.

For additional questions, you may contact Professor Shauna Williams,
Assistant Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teaching Professor- Spanish