Students who took Spanish or Portuguese in high school must take a Placement Test before being eligible to register for classes. Placement exam scores for the 100 and 200 level are valid for two years from the date of the exam.
100-level Spanish Placement Test Score Ranges
|0-15 points:||Eligible for 101|
|16-44 points:||Eligible for 102|
|10-44 points AND two years of high school Spanish:||Eligible for 110|
|45-69 points:||Eligible for 103|
|70+:||Eligible for 201*|
*Students with scores of 70+ are also eligible to take the 200-level Spanish placement exam. Students must schedule an appointment with the Office of Educational Assessment in order to take the 200-level exam. It is important to note that it can take about 2 weeks for the 200-level Spanish placement exams to be graded and posted to student records, and they are not graded during quarter breaks.
200-level Spanish Placement Test Score Ranges
|0-75 points:||Eligible for 201|
|76-145 points:||Eligible for 202|
|146-165 points:||Eligible for 203|
|166-175 points:||Eligible for 301|
*During the months of July and August, due to faculty summer hiatus, exam results can take up to a month to process.
For information about the testing schedule, please contact the Office of Educational Assessment:
Office of Educational Assessment
440 Schmitz Hall
Undergraduate Placement Test information (external link)
Students who take the Portuguese placement exam are placed based on the Portuguese instructor's assessment. Please contact the Office of Educational Assessment for Undergraduate Portuguese placement tests or Graduate Portuguese placement test schedule information. Test scores are valid for two years from date of exam.
Graduate Student Foreign Language Requirement
An exam is available for graduate students who need to comply with a foreign language requirement in Spanish or Portuguese. Please contact the Office of Educational Assessment for schedule information.