Proficiency Tests

  • Students who have taken French, Spanish, and German in High School must sign up for a specific date and time to take their language proficiency/ placement test before their SOAR. The SOAR packet gives information of how to enroll so that the appropriate test appears on your Blackboard at the appropriate time. If you have questions about signing up, please contact the Center for the Advancement of learning at In your email state whether you wish to take the French, German, or Spanish proficiency/ placement test.
  • Placement scores will only count one year. After this time, students must ask the permission of the Department Chair to retake the placement test.
  • Students who have received a 4 or a 5 on a French, Spanish, and German AP test will place into French, Spanish, or German 311. Students who get a 4 or a 5 on both the Spanish Literature AP test and the Spanish AP test will place into Spanish 311 and get 3 UE elective credits (not Spanish course credit).
  • Students who believe they have not been placed at the appropriate level should contact the foreign languages department.
  • For students seeking to document proficiency in a language not offered at UE, LTI tests are accepted ( reading and listening) and AP test scores are accepted as documentation of proficiency.
  • For international students who have not gone to high school in the US, the TOEFL exam counts.

Foreign Language Proficiency Test Chart

For more information, please contact Marisa Knox at

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