Modern Language Placement

Language Exams

As of the 2014-2015 bulletin, students are required to have credit for one class at the language II level or higher, to meet the modern language general education requirement.

If you already have experience in any modern language that you plan to continue studying, you must be placed by one of these methods before registering for a class.

1. Advanced Placement (AP) / College-Level Examination Program (CLEP):
AP credit would be from exams taken in high school. The CLEP Exam (in French, German, or Spanish) is available either at St. Edwards, or off campus at other testing locations. You receive CREDIT for language classes from both the AP and CLEP Exams (depending on your score ). CLEP exams are administered at CLEP testing sites:

2. Modern Language Placement Exam:
These exams are given at Freshmen orientation, however, if you did not take the exam at orientation, you should email Natacha Martin ( to schedule an exam time.

You do not receive credit through the placement exam; it is for placement only.

If you have questions about any of these tests or the modern language requirement, contact Natacha Martin, Assistant to the Dean in the School of Humanities.

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