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Spanish Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2023-2024

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 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024.

The online Spanish Placement Test does not award academic credit. Students who do not already have fourth-level college credit 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 - 15Placed into SPAN 122
16 - 34Placed into SPAN 130
35 - 45Placed into SPAN 141 or 142
46 - 57Placed into any of the following:  SPAN 200, 202, 204, 208, 228, or 232