Language Placement Exam

Attention Students! For placement in French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish, you must take an online placement exam.

To register for a course other than level 001, students are required to take the online language placement exam to determine the appropriate level. The online exam is available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Your results will go directly to the Placement and Proficiency Coordinator. Please note: you may only take the placement exam once during each academic year. 

    • If you intend to study a new language, you can enroll in level 001 and do not have to take the placement exam. If you are continuing the study of the same language you took in high school, you must take the placement exam.
    • Students who place at level 004 or higher are eligible to take a written and oral proficiency exam during the academic year to satisfy the language requirement. Please contact the Placement and Proficiency Coordinator, Dr. Maria Luisa Ruiz, at placementandproficiency-WLC@stmarys-ca.edu for more information.