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Department of Literature and Language

College of Arts & Sciences

Foreign Language Placement Policy

Department of Literature and Language Students with no experience in a foreign language are encouraged to register in 1010. For students with prior experience in a foreign language, please follow the guidelines below:

1) French, German or SpanishYou must take the WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam, available in the Testing Center of Sherrod Library. To schedule an exam, visit

2) All other languages: See the instructor of that language for placement

* Note: The Foreign Language Placement Exam is for placement purposes only. Students do not receive college credit for Foreign Language courses they may place out of. In addition, students must complete a Foreign Language course at the 2020 level or higher in order to graduate with a B.A. Students pursuing a B.A. who are placed at a level higher than 2020 must still enroll in a 3000 level Foreign Language course to fulfill the requirement.

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