If you have not already taken a Foreign Language Placement Test and need to do so in order to take a language for a major, here’s your chance. Remember, if you took two or more years of a language in high school, you must take a placement test in that language in order to continue its study in college:
April 9, 10, or 11 (Wednesday – Friday)
SC 231 (this is a computer lab)
Languages to be tested: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Japanese.
What you’ll need:
A Form 231 signed by your academic advisor
TWO forms of valid photo ID (one of these can be your Purdue ID)
In order to avoid a wait and have plenty of time to take the test, please try to attend the Wednesday or Thursday testing dates. The Japanese and Russian placement exam takes 1 hour. The others should take 30 – 40 minutes. You will walk out knowing your placement.
With Latin and Japanese, you earn credit for courses below your placement once you take and pass that course. For Spanish, Russian, French, and German, if you place into the 20100 level or higher, you automatically earn credit in the preceding courses without having to take that course first.
Finally, any student who is a native speaker cannot take the test in their native language. Regarding the Spanish Heritage speaker vs. native speaker policy, here is our information: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/documents/Spanish%20for%20Heritage%20Speakers%20Program_Description.pdf.