Language Placement & Proficiency Exams

Language Placement Exams

For current students, the online Language Placement Exam is only necessary if you have prior experience with and intend to enroll in a course to study the following languages:

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian or Spanish.

For help with placement and proficiency in languages other than those listed above, please see the FAQ.

Where do I take the test?

Incoming Freshman or Incoming Transfer

Please return to NextSteps and follow the steps there.


Transfer Students or Readmitted Student who did not take the placement exam

You can take the test here and you will be charged the $40 exam fee.

Take the Transfer Exam

Current students who never took the test, or need to take the test again

If you never took the test, or your initial placement doesn't match your skill level.

Re-take Exam

Second Language Proficiency Exams

The Second Language Proficiency is available for the following languages:

French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish
For proficiency in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese please see the contact info here.

Only the Proctored Language Proficiency Exam may be used to satisfy the proficiency requirement in a student’s degree program provided the result meets or exceeds the required level of proficiency. This exam does not carry any course credit.

Proficiency in other languages is managed by the department that teaches the language or Linguistics (for all others). Follow the Learn More link at the bottom if you need detailed information.

Where do I take the test?

Students can take the proctored exam online 

Learn More

Arizona Online students can take the proctored exam using Examity/D2L



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