Placement Testing

Foreign Language Placement

The placement exam is a short test to determine the level of proficiency in the language. The beginning course of enrollment will be advised based on the score of the exam.   A placement test in French, German and/or Spanish is required for incoming FL majors and current MU students declaring a foreign language major or minor.  The placement test is also available to students who would like to begin their studies at the intermediate or higher level. You will be able to take it from home via the Internet. Please complete the online registration form which will come back to the department; we will then contact you via e-mail with a password and the link to the placement test.

Please note, students who wish to take a foreign language at the 101 or 102 elementary level do not need to take the placement exam. If you've had 0-1 year of high school FORL, we recommend that you sign up for 101; with 2 years of foreign language study, we recommend that you register for 102.  If you are interested in placement at the Elementary 102 level, please complete the online placement form requesting placement at that level based on your previous language experience.  Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted via email with a response to your request.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Mrs. Martha Steiner