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Spanish Placement: Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2017-2018

Placement into the Spanish courses is based on the student's score on the Spanish Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Spanish Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.

The online Spanish Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit. Only students who do well on the placement test may attempt the proficiency exam. You will need to have earned a score of at least 35 (about 61%) to qualify.

Click here to learn more about the paper-and-pencil Spanish Proficiency Exam.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 15 Placed into SPAN 122
16 - 34 Placed into SPAN 130
35 - 45 Placed into SPAN 141 or 1421
46 - 57 Placed into SPAN 200 and 204, which are both prerequisites for further study1
1 If you do not already have college-level credit for SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or a higher-level Spanish course, you may take the Spanish Proficiency Exam in August 2017 or January 2018 prior to enrolling in a Spanish course.