Modern Language Placement
There are THREE EXAM options available through which students may show "fluency and literacy" 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 high school; The CLEP Exam is available here at St. Edwards (in French, German, or Spanish). You receive CREDIT for language classes from both the AP and CLEP Exams (depending on your score ).
2. Modern Language Placement Exam:
These exams are given at Freshmen orientation, however, if you did not take the exam at orientation or you would like to re-test, you should contact Jordan Watzlavick in the Academic Success Center.
You do not receive credit through these exams; they are for placement only. You MAY have your language requirement waived if you "place" into the 3rd semester of a language (French, German, or Spanish).
3. BYU Exams:
We offer the option to take an exam in languages other than those available through CLEP (Spanish, French, German) through the Brigham Young University program.Contact Jordan Watzlavick in the Academic Success Center.
If you have questions about any of these tests or the modern language requirement, contact Natacha Martin, Advising Specialist in the School of Humanities.