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Placement Test

Placement Testing Schedule

ALL TESTS ARE HELD IN GAB 550, unless otherwise noted

Fall 2016- all tests will be held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, unless otherwise noted

  • Wednesday, August 31st
  • Wednesday, September 7th
  • Monday, September 19th
  • Thursday, September 29th
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Thursday, November 10th
  • Monday, November 21st
  • Thursday, December 1st

Spring 2017- all tests will be held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, unless otherwise noted

  • Friday, December 9th (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Friday, January 6th (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, January 10th (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Friday, January 13th (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Thursday, January 19th
  • Wednesday, February 1st
  • Monday, February 13th
  • Thursday, February 23rd
  • Thursday, March 9th
  • Friday, March 31st
  • Thursday, April 6th
  • Wednesday, April 19th
  • Monday, April 24th

*effective Fall 2012, 1010 and 1020 for all languages will be 3 credit hours (instead of 4). Students who are new to UNT as of Fall 2012 will earn a maximum of 12 hours from the placement test.

Placement Testing Information

  1. You must be a UNT student or accepted as a student to take the test.
  2. The test can only be taken one time. The only exception to this rule is for graduate students who are using the placement test to qualify for the Graduate Translation Exam.
  3. Tests in French, German, Russian and Spanish are computer-based. Tests in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Latin are done via Scantron. We now offer both Traditional and Simplified Chinese tests.
  4. The test consists of multiple-choice questions in vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension to test you from the 1010 level through the 2050 level. You may receive between 3 and 12 hours credit, depending on the score. The test can take anywhere from 5-90 minutes to complete.
  5. The test is free; however, if a student places out of credit hours and wants that credit posted on his/her transcript, there is a flat fee of $53.00 placed on his/her school bill. In order to receive credit on your transcript, be sure to ask the Testing Coordinator or a member of the office staff about this as soon as you receive your results. For students who do not need to pay for the credit, a note will go on your transcript declaring that you took the placement exam and stating how well you did (e.g. Proficient in GERM 1010, 1020).
  6. Please consult the schedule for dates and times of testing. The test must be taken in GAB, Room 550, unless otherwise specified.
  7. Students must provide a valid UNT student ID number and a picture ID. Students must sign in with the proctor at least 30 mintutes before the ending time.
  8. Students must finish by the designated ending time otherwise the test will be canceled and the student will not be allowed to retake it.
  9. Students who are fluent in languages that we do not offer at UNT should look in the Profiency Testing section under Resources or contact the department main office for further information. Though we cannot provide credit, we may be able to test you and waive the foreign language requirement for you.
  10. *New as of November 2011: Students may now take the placement exam if they have already earned credit in the language they are testing in. For example, if you started in SPAN 1010 and did very well, thinking you might be able to place out of the next class, you may take the placement exam to earn credit or proficiency in SPAN 1020, and then register for SPAN 2040.

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