Choosing a Course
Placement Test Info
Choosing a Language Course
Which class should I take?
Students with little or no previous language study should enroll in French 101, Spanish 101, or German 101. These are introductory courses, so previous experience in the languages is not required. If you already have strong French, Spanish, or German language skills, you can earn college credit for what you already know by taking a CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test.
Taking the CLEP test allows you to test out of some of the lower level language courses. Passing this test allows you to start in a higher level language class, and to receive college credit for classes below your entry level. CLEP 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 the College Board website. Contact Counseling and Testing Services to schedule a test time at (509)527-2147.