Language Placement & Proficiency Exam

Language Placement Exam

The online Language Placement Exam is only necessary is you intend to study the following languages:

French, German, Latin, Russian or Spanish.

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 Test

Student (incoming, current, or readmitted) who needs to take a re-test

If your initial placement doesn't match your skill level, request a re-take.


Second Language Proficiency Exam

The Second Language Proficiency is available for the following languages:

French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

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?

Make an appointment for a proctored proficiency exam, held in 501 Modern Languages Building on the UA Main Campus.

Main Campus

UA South also provides exam protoring at UA Sierra Vista, UA Douglas, and UA Santa Cruz

UA South

Online or remote students can take the proctored exam using Examity/D2L



Learn more about these exams »