Academic Regulations & Procedures

Language Placement Examinations

Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, Greek, and Spanish language placement exams for incoming students are administered during the summer prior to matriculation. Language placement exams for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian are regularly scheduled during new student week. Incoming students interested in pursuing study in one of the languages offered at Carleton should take the appropriate exam. There is no fee for tests taken during fall term administration.

Students applying to retake an exam must offer proof that they have made an effort to advance their language competence (through extensive travel abroad, formal coursework taken off-campus, etc.). Forms are available in relevant department offices. Normally, students will be given the opportunity to take the test in a given language no more than twice.

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Last Revised: November 19, 2018

For: Faculty, Students

Last Reviewed: September 9, 2021

Maintained by: Office of the Provost