Placement Testing

POLICY

Placement Tests may be taken ONLY ONE TIME by:

  • Students with experience in French or Spanish
  • Students with some knowledge in German
  • Students pursuing a double major or a minor in a foreign language

Testing Information:

  • Photo ID Required (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Testing Services Center, LAWSHE 118 (219) 989-2504
  • No appointment needed

    –    Monday-Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    –    Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    –    Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Foreign Language Testing FAQs:

  • Eligible courses for French or Spanish include Levels I – IV
  • Eligible courses for German include Levels I – III
  • Student’s test score will determine placement
  • Student is then required to take and successfully pass a higher-level course in the same language
  • Upon completion, student must contact the FLL Department located in Porter Hall 209 or via telephone at (219) 989-2632 in order for the credits to be applied

Procedures

Students are Required to Present a Photo ID for Testing

Who should take the placement test?

  • Students with foreign language experience in French, Spanish, and German and whose majors require a foreign language.
  • Students with foreign language experience in French, Spanish, and German who wish to pursue a double major or a minor in a foreign language.
  • The student’s score will determine placement.

What is included on the test?

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension

When and where is the test administered?

Skills Assessment and Development Center, Gyte 237 (219) 989-2504

  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Walk-in basis
  • Testing schedule is subject to change during registration and semester breaks.

Foreign Language Testing FAQs:

  • Once the student has completed the test and successfully tested out of courses, the student MUST contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures so that departmental credit may be properly applied to the student’s records.
  • If a student finds themselves in a class that is too easy or too difficult, the student needs to contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures about placement in the proper class level.

Important: Before receiving credit for courses tested out of, the student is required to take and pass a higher-level course in the same language.