Foreign Language Placement Assessment
Complete a French, German, or Spanish assessment to continue studying one of these languages. A placement test is also necessary if you have previously spoken but never studied the language. No assessment is necessary if you would like to continue studying Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, or Latin or Classical Greek (Classical Studies Dept.). Your advisor will ask you a few simple questions about your past experience in these languages and place you accordingly.
You will not need anything other than a computer to complete the assessment.
The assessment typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes.
The exam is a multiple choice Computer Adaptive Test. This means the exam presents questions of different ability levels, adapting the next question's level according to your answers. The number of items you will be required to complete depends upon your ability to use the language.
Before you complete the test
Read all the information in the “Before” column to prepare for the test.
After you complete the test
Read all the information in the “After” column to learn more about your placement and your retake options.
After clicking the “Start the Foreign Language Placement Assessment” button, enter the password: ramblers63 (all lower case, no spaces).
Deadline to take test
You must complete your online assessment(s) 5 business days prior to your Discover Loyola Orientation.
To request accommodations for placement assessments for a documented disability, please call 773.508.2741. For more information about guidelines for verifying disabilities, please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities Web site.
Read our FAQ page. And if you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Placement Assessment Team at the Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.7700.
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