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Take the Foreign Language Placement Exam

This test is designed to assess students’ abilities in a foreign language. To enroll in a language course, students with previous background or knowledge of a foreign language must first take the appropriate placement exam and report the results to their academic advisor for review. The results of this test will allow advisors to accurately place students in the appropriate language level course.

This test must be taken for any language that you have previous background in or knowledge of if you would like to continue studying that language.

All languages offered at American University have a test, some tests are available online while others must be taken in person.

Placement exam results are valid for one semester. Students may not take the exam more than once within a 4 month period.

Yes, students can retake the test but they must wait one semester to do so.

Available to:
Current Students Future Students