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Spanish Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2012-2013

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 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013.

The online Spanish Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit.

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

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 15 Placed into SPAN 122
16 - 34 Placed into SPAN 103
35 - 45 Placed into SPAN 141 or 1421
46 - 57 Placed into SPAN 200 and 204, which are both prerequisites for further study1

If you do not already have college-level credit in Spanish, you may take the Spanish Proficiency Exam in August 2012 or January 2013 prior to enrolling in a Spanish course.