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Second-Language Placement Test Request Form

Starting in July 2020, students will be welcome to complete second-language placement tests online for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Complete the form below to request access instructions that will then be provided email. You may request multiple tests, but remember to allow sufficient time. Each test normally takes 20-30 minutes to complete, you should allow an hour for each test in your schedule. 

During the assessment(s), you will be acting on your honor, and you should avoid referring to any external materials. Please note that the test will log a record of your interaction with the exam. 

If you receive a score that corresponds to 300-level second-language coursework, you will be required to schedule a follow-up consultation with the primary director or coordinator of that program to confirm your abilities and placement. 

NOTE: Students with qualifying AP, SAT II, IB Credit may already be exempt from testing. Please refer to the Credit by Exam Policies from the University of Richmond Registrar's Office for details. Additionally, you can consult the Should you take a language placement test? page for recommendations concerning modern languages.  

Once you submit your details on the form below, your appointment will be confirmed when you receive instructions via email from Dr. Michael Marsh-Soloway, June Wise, or Sarah Helen Studebaker 

Students with three to four years of high school background do NOT belong at the elementary level; they should register for the intermediate level (221/201). Students with two to three years of Spanish should register for 151. Spanish students should take the placement test to verify their placement. For LAIS/Spanish and French 121, there is a block on registration requiring departmental (program director) approval to prevent students from placing themselves into 121 based on placement test score. The elementary course is for BEGINNERS in the language. The intermediate (221) course is a review of structures that students have undoubtedly seen in high school and is only intensive in the amount of time in class (five days a week with professors/two practice sessions with undergraduate assistant teachers). For more information, please consult the French and Spanish guidelines.