The Spanish Proficiency Exam is generally offered every fall and spring semester to both new students and continuing students. Please see the SLCL website for more information. Registration is required in advance.
The Spanish Proficiency Exam primarily assesses your vocabulary, grammar, writing knowledge, and reading comprehension abilities. It covers material that is taught in our classes through the fourth level (high intermediate language learning). There is no listening comprehension section, no speaking, and no essay. Strong performance can earn either 4 hours for SPAN 130 or 8 hours for SPAN 130 and SPAN 141. Students are allowed to attempt the proficiency exam only once during their undergraduate career.
Do you need just a Spanish course placement recommendation?
If you will be a new freshman or new transfer student for 2022-2023, log in here to take your placement test after placement testing opens in early May.
If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, you can log in here to take the "Spanish Placement Test for Non-Freshmen." After logging in with your NetID, simply enroll yourself in the test. You will see your placement results as soon as you finish. Results are good for either Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 course enrollment.