Test Information

1. First ascertain whether you need the placement test:

  • You are strongly encouraged to read through the following web pages
  • Languages assessed are Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish 
  • For placement and proficiency certification in all other languages please go here
  • No placement test for English, please contact the English Language Institute
  • This test determines placement; the course level for which students should register
  • The test determines language proficiency up to 2000 level and can serve to fulfill the language requirement
  • The test does not add credit hours to your transcript
  • You may ask a language advisor if you are not sure whether to take the placement test

2. Understand the rules and regulations: 

  • Can only be taken twice
  • Test takes approximately one hour
  • It is recommended that you take the test one week before add/drop deadline to ensure your ability to register (However, we will process scores much more frequently in the days leading up to the add/drop deadline)
  • Test is administered by a third party


3. Choose which test to take:

  • You may take the test online at a time of your choosing, or sign up for the in-person test and come into COED 427 to take it during one of the specified times:
  • Cost: $28.90 (debit or credit card only) - Remote Test  (self-scheduled online)
  • Cost: $13.90 (debit or credit card only) - In-Person Test 
    • In-Person Test Dates to be held in COED 427: NOTE: times and dates have changed. Please read carefully!
    • January 11, Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am
    • February 13, Monday, 8:30-9:30am
    • March 13, Monday,  8:30-9:30am
    • March 15, Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am 
    • March 27, Monday, 8:30-9:30am
    • April 5, Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am
    • April 10, Monday, 8:30-9:30am

Regardless of which format test you choose, you will receive a receipt via email as soon as you sign up

Are you ready to register? Please continue on to the next page.