Foreign Language Placement Exams

Foreign Language Placement Exams may be required for Arabic, Chinese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

You do not need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam if:

  • you do not wish to study a foreign language.
  • you will be starting a new foreign language.
  • you have taken the College Board Advanced Placement Test or Achievement Test (SAT II) in Russian only, and you plan to continue studying Russian, your score will provide us with the necessary information for placement.

You do need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam if:

  • you wish to continue your study of Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, or Urdu language.
  • you wish to continue your study of Russian and you have not taken the Russian College Board Advanced Placement Test or Achievement Test (SAT II).

If you have studied Classical Greek in high school, please contact the Classics Department at classics@wustl.edu for placement information.

Students must register online to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam, please register through the links below. 

2021 Placement Exam Schedule

For information on Spanish, French or Italian online placement exams, see https://rll.wustl.edu/placement-exams

For the Latin or Greek placement exams, see https://classics.wustl.edu/placement-exams

For Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, or Urdu exams, see https://jimes.wustl.edu/language-placement-exams

For Chinese, Korean, and Japanese placement exams, see https://ealc.wustl.edu/language-placement-exams

For Russian placement, contact Prof. Palatnik