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German Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2023-2024

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 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024.

The online German Placement Test does not award academic credit. Students who do well on the placement test (placing into fourth level or higher) are encouraged to contact the Department to schedule a time to take the departmental proficiency exam.

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

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 24 Placed into GER 101
25 - 49 Placed into GER 102
50 - 69 Placed into GER 103
70 - 79 Placed into GER 1041
80 - 88 Placed into GER 2111
89 - 96 Placed into GER 2121

1 If you do not already have college-level credit for GER 103 or higher, you may take the German Proficiency Exam in August 2023 or January 2024 prior to enrolling in a German course.