Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have moved the Spanish Placement process online (proctored) for all summer 2020 placement. Future placement testing online versus face-to-face will be determined when we return to in-person orientation.

Incoming students can take placement exams for French, German, or Spanish. Depending on courses already taken or interest, students can elect to take these tests during orientation. Students who meet the criteria may receive course credit for their advanced oral proficiency level.

All students who are native language speakers, or have taken at least two years of one of these languages, are encouraged to take a placement exam. In many cases, completing the exams enables a student to proceed to Level 2 or 3 of the language. Sometimes, students place out of the college requirement, freeing those credits to be used toward a minor or second major.

For more information about our Foreign Languages major, minor, and certificate programs, visit Foreign Language Placement.