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Spanish Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2018-2019

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 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

The online Spanish Placement Test does not award academic credit. Students who do well on the placement test (at least two-thirds correct) may attempt the Spanish Proficiency Exam, which is offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester

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 130
35 - 45 Placed into SPAN 141 or 1421
46 - 57 Placed into any of the following 200-level Spanish courses:  SPAN 200, 202, 204, 208, 228, and 2321
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 2018 or January 2019 prior to enrolling in a Spanish course.