The new, online Spanish Proficiency Exam is offered in a group setting at the beginning of each fall and spring semester and is open to both new and continuing undergraduate students. Sometimes it is offered in mid-semester as well. There is no fee to take the test in the group setting.
The next opportunity to take a group test will be towards the end of October 2021. Please check back in early or mid-October for more details.
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 2021-2022, log in here to take your placement test.
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 2021 or Spring 2022 course enrollment.