Foreign Language Placement Testing

French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish Placement Testing
  • Departmental Credit Policy
  • Dates: Spring 2018. (Flyer)
    • January: Monday 1/8th, and 1/9th
    • 6:00 pm
  • Location: Stanley Coulter Hall 231
  • Testing, Placement and Credit:
    • No advance registration, come to any night of testing
    • Placement results provided at conclusion of exam
    • Students will be able to register for their placement course on same evening of exam (according to registration window)
    • Earn departmental credit for courses skipped in 101, 102, 201, 202 sequence by completing your placement course with a C- or higher on WL campus.
  • Required: 
    • Form 231, filled out and signed by your advisor
    • Valid Purdue ID (PUID Card)
    • Second form of identification with Photo ID (such as current passport or Driver's License)
    • If you do not have a valid PUID card please provide Purdue documentation of your name with your Purdue ID number
  • Please contact your academic advisor for additional information
American Sign Language Placement Testing
  • Testing is by appointment:  Contact Raymond Olson
  • Test will be conducted in ASL and includes demonstration of basic signs and conversation
  • Results will determine placement in ASL102 or 201 (placement in ASL 202 is not an option)
  • An advance Form 231 is not required; your advisor will be notified of placement results
Chinese Placement Testing

Italian Placement Testing
  • A scheduled session for the Italian Placement Test takes place during Fall Orientation; students can come at their own convenience during this block:
               January: Tuesday  1/9th, 9:00 - 11:00am  in SC 143.
    (This is a drop in session, ans students will need aprox. 35-40 minutes with immediate results). For additional information for Italian Placement Testing please read HERE.
  • If students wish to take the the placement test during the course of the semester, they should contact Annalisa Mosca, Coordinator of Italian 101-205 via email at in order to schedule an individual appointment. Students who have taken Italian in high school, at another institution or through other means must take the placement test and identify themselves as soon as possible to the Coordinator of Italian. Please note that the test is for placement purposes only. Students who desire to receive credits must then complete the course in which they were placed. Students may not therefore test out of Italian.
  • Please contact your academic advisor for additional information

General Placement Test Information:

Placement Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Latin, Greek, and Classics courses

Information for Japanese courses

German for Native-Heritage Speakers

Russian for Native-Heritage Speakers

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

College Board Advanced Placement Credit at Purdue 

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