Placement Exams

Placement Exam/OPIc/WPT

*Note:The Portuguese and Spanish placement tests will open from March 1st through early September 2020.


Placement Exam

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.   


Online Placement Test Links:
Spanish & Portuguese

Portuguese test
Click here to take the Portuguese Placement Exam.

Spanish test:   
Click here to take the Spanish Placement Exam.

For more information about World Language testing, please click here.

*Note:The Portuguese and Spanish placement tests will close in early September 2020.


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:
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.