Modern Language Placement Test
Students choosing to register for any language courses should consult the prerequisite language level needed for each course. This should be done in order to determine which course is appropriate for them given any previous high school, prior college coursework, or Heritage speaker status.
- Students with no previous background in Spanish should enroll in SPN 101 – Elementary Spanish I.
- Students who speak Spanish at home but have not had any or have had little formal education in the Spanish language should enroll in SPN 251 – Spanish for Spanish Speakers or complete the WebCAPE Spanish placement exam for course placement. Please see an academic advisor for a referral form to take the Spanish language placement exam.
- Students who are Heritage Speakers are encouraged to complete a proficiency request form - PDF.
- Students who are unsure of their Spanish language skills should consult with their academic advisor and may be provided a Spanish Placement Advisor Referral Form in order to take the WebCAPE Spanish placement exam prior to registering. The WebCAPE exam is designed to determine the appropriate Spanish course in which the student should enroll. It is advised that students register for Spanish in the next available term after taking the placement exam prior to the start of the term. Placement scores will expire after two years.
WebCAPE Language Placement Tests Scores
|Below 270||Spanish 101|
|Above 427||Spanish 202|
|Above 600 + Heritage Speaker||Spanish 211, 251, 261|
|Above 600||Chinese 202|
|Below 260||French 101|
|Above 402||French 202|
|Below 292||German 101|
|Above 492||German 202|
|Above 600||Italian 202|