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Foreign Languages & Literature

Proficiency Exams

Students who already know a foreign language are encouraged to take a free proficiency exam in the Foreign Language Training Center (Peck Hall 2310). The exam will allow a student to pass two complete years of a college language. The grade will either be an A or a B with 4 credit hours earned for the successful completion of each semester. The exam is computerized and will take you approximately 35-40 minutes to complete, but there is no time limit. These language exams are not based on any particular textbook; it would be wise, therefore, to review your grammar.

You do not need to make an appointment to take the exam - you may take it at any time the Foreign Languages Training Center (FLTC) is open. However, you do need to make sure you arrive at least an hour before closing. The hours for the FLTC are available by clicking here. If you have any questions you may contact us by clicking here.

Please note that you may take the exam only once. Also, if you are currently enrolled in a course in which you gain proficiency credit, you must officially drop this course! Not doing do may result in an unauthorized withdrawal on your transcript.