NOTE: Information on the Placement Exam
Placement exams are now open and will remain open until mid-September 2022. Students that intend to take Spanish and Portuguese classes (except 101 and 102) MUST take the placement exam to determine their level of proficiency. If you are planning on taking a course within our department this semester, you will not be allowed to do so unless there is a placement rating on record. Placement results are listed in your Degree Navigator profile at the bottom of your MY COURSE LIST page.
If you have studied less than 2 years of Spanish or Portuguese in high school or are transferring credits in Spanish or Portuguese from another university, you DO NOT need to take a placement exam.
If you have any questions about placement, please send an e-mail to Dr. Otero-Torres or to Jerlene Rodriguez.
The placement exam is designed to measure your overall ability in Spanish and/or Portuguese. It consists of: listening comprehension (Spanish only), vocabulary and grammar, reading skills and literature appreciation.
Who Should Take the Placement Exam?
Students with 2 or more years in Spanish and/or Portuguese or are Native speakers are required to take the placement test.
Transfer students who receive credits for courses in Spanish do not need to take the Spanish Placement Test. Transfer students must consult with the Undergraduate Director or SAS Transfer Center for course credit approval.Students who receive AP credits do not need to take the placement exam. Registration is not required for the placement test.
When Will I Receive My Exam Results?
Test results will be posted on "My Course List" in Degree Navigator within a week of the exam. Degree Navigator will display test scores, as well as, the level of course you placed into.
What Courses Can I Register For?
All students are required to take the course into which they place. Under no circumstances may a student register for a course lower than the one to which they have been assigned. You will not receive credit for you any course taken below your placement!
Students who have had 2 or more years in Spanish may not enroll for credit in Spanish 101 and 102, Elementary Spanish I. These classes are reserved for beginners.
*Note:The Portuguese and Spanish placement tests will close mid-September 2022.
OPIc - Oral Proficiency Interview (computerized) and WPT-Written Proficiency Test
The Language Institute OPIc and WPT test schedule has been published on the World Language Institute website at: http://tlc.rutgers.edu/student-services-side/testing-side-menu/actfl-opi
Students taking Spanish courses 389/499 should register as soon as possible if planning on taking one or both of these tests this semester.
Registration questions may be directed to Daissy Santamaria at 848-932-7883.