Language Placement 

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General Information

INCENTIVE POLICY for students enrolling in Fall 2015 or later: If a student places into a modern language course at the 211 level or higher and earns a B- or better, then he or she will receive credit for the previous course in the sequence. The course must be taken before the end of the student’s second year. This policy is not applicable to native speakers who were formally educated in the language through the high school level.

If you want to continue studying Spanish, French, or German, you MUST complete the ML Placement Exam for that language. You are not allowed to take the 111 level of a language if you have completed high school level 3 or higher, no matter what the placement exam results are.

If you want to study  Japanese or Latin, you MUST meet with your First Year Seminar adviser during summer orientation for instructions on how to proceed.

Several ancient languages (i.e.Sanskrit, Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek) are offered through other departments. For details, please consult with your First Year Seminar adviser during summer orientation.


 You can only take the placement exam  ONCE .


  • If you place yourself into a course lower than where you tested, you will not receive credit for it.
  • If you are bilingual, or a native or heritage speaker of a language, you must arrange a personal oral interview with the Department of Modern Languages to determine proper placement.
  • The Department of Modern Languages reserves the right to change a student's placement in a course if it believes that the student has not been placed at the appropriate level, or in the most appropriate course, based on the student's exposure to the language.


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