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German Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2018-2019

Placement into the German courses is based on the student's score on the German Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

The online German Placement Test does not award academic credit. Students who do well on the placement test (at least two-thirds correct) are encouraged to contact the Department concerning taking a proficiency exam.

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


Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 37 Placed into GER 101
38 - 57 Placed into GER 102
58 - 62 Placed into GER 103
63 - 76 Placed into GER 1041
77 - 83 Placed into GER 2111
84 - 100 Placed into GER 2121
1 If you do not already have college-level credit for GER 104 or higher, you may take the German Proficiency Exam in August 2018 or January 2019 prior to enrolling in a German course.