Language Proficiency Exams

Proficiency Exam Information

Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency through testing in French, Italian or Spanish are responsible for following departmental policies and applying for proficiency testing. Students may only request to be proficiency tested in languages they did not study in high school. A student whose native language is not English and who can demonstrate proficiency at the third level (first semester intermediate) or higher in a language other than English can also arrange for testing.

Testing is only offered once a semester. See below for proficiency exam instructions for each language.

  • Romance Languages Proficiency Instructions

    For All Students: Students may only request to be proficiency tested in languages they did not study in high school.

    *If you are a native speaker of the language that you took in high school, you ARE able to take the proficiency exam in your native language.

    • Proficiency exams given online

    • Students are able to apply for a proficiency exam in a language ONLY ONCE.

    • NO EXCEPTIONS! Students must plan accordingly for graduation purposes.

      The following procedure MUST be followed for proficiency testing:

    1. Submit the Romance Languages  Proficiency Exam Application no later than the add/drop/delete deadline of the semester you are planning to take the exam
    2. Once reviewed, an email will be sent to the applicant indicating approval or denial. Along with instructions on how to access the Avant Place Exam. Please note: Students are responsible for covering the $15 fee associated with this exam. 
    3. The exam must be submitted by the course withdraw date of the semester the applicant applied. 
    4. Once the exam is graded, an email with the results will be sent to the applicant. 
    5. If the the applicant passes the exam at the intermediate level the appropriate advising office will be notified by the department. 
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For more information

Please visit the Foreign Language Requirements page for more information. 

Please see our Policies on Proficiency Testing.