Placement in a Language Course
Which language course should I take?
Students with little or no previous language study can succeed in French 101, Spanish 101, or German 101. These courses are designed to be introductory so previous experience or study in one of these languages is not necessary. If however, you had extensive language study you can take a CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test.
Taking the CLEP test allows you to test out of some of the lower level language courses. Not only does the CLEP test allow you to begin with a higher level language, your passing score will allow you to receive college credit for classes below your entry level. These tests may not be repeated and must be taken prior to your completion of a total of 45 quarter hours of university credit.
German and Spanish Examination Scores:
40-44: Credit for 4 quarter hours in level 101
45-49: Credit for 8 quarter hours in levels 101 and 102
50+: Credit for 12 quarter hours in levels 101, 102, 103
French Examination Scores:
44-48: Credit for 4 quarter hours in level 101
49-53: Credit for 8 quarter hours in levels 101 and 102
54+: Credit for 12 quarter hours in levels 101, 102, 103
Our counseling and testing center offers the CLEP test, but you must register on College Board’s website. You can contact the Counseling and Testing Services center for information on testing times (509)527-2147.
Last update on August 13, 2013