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Placement Exams

COVID-19 and In-Person Departmental Placement Exams

Due to the pandemic, there will be no in-person placement exams offered in Summer or Fall 2020. We are working on an alternative and will update this site as soon as we have a confirmed plan.


Online Placement Exams in Spanish and French for College, Nursing, and Engineering Students

Online placement exam registration details and instructions. 

For more information, see the French placement or Spanish placement page.

Wharton Students

General information on the foreign language requirement at Wharton can be found here.

Information specific to each language:


Department and Transfer Placement Exams in French, Spanish, and Italian

The following students are eligible to take the Department In-Person Placement Examinations in Spanish, French, and Italian:

  • Wharton students (after 2017) looking for placement in French, Spanish, or Italian
  • students who wish to take the placement examination in Italian
  • students who scored above 546 on the Spanish Online Placement Examination
  • students who scored above 428 on the French Online Placement Examination
  • students who wish to take the Transfer Credit Examination

Departmental Make-up Exams

The department offers make-up exams during the first two weeks of the semester and during the week before the start of advanced registration.

For information about make-up exams, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator.