Take the Exam

Please be sure to read the following before you begin the Online Foreign Language Placement Diagnostic Exam.   


You may take the exam anywhere at any time. The web-based exam requires the following:

  • PC or Mac
  • Headset with microphone
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Windows - Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome 5+, Safari 4+
  • Mac - Safari 4+, Chrome 5+
If you do not have access to a computer or headset that meets the technical requirements, please contact the Placement and Proficiency Coordinator, Dr. Maria Luisa Ruiz, at placementandproficiency-WLC@stmarys-ca.edu to arrange an on-campus exam. Additional technical information can be found at http://avantassessment.com/docs/placement-test-taker-tech-guide.pdf.

Date Reminders:

First-year students should take the exam by Friday, July 24, 2015. Other students (second through fourth year) may take the online placement exam throughout the year and should contact Dr. Maria Luisa Ruiz, Placement and Proficiency Coordinator, at placementandproficiency-WLC@stmarys-ca.edu prior to taking the exam to obtain the appropriate access code. Upon completion of the exam, contact Dr. Ruiz for your results and placement.

For further information about the exam and to take a sample exam, visit: https://avantassessment.com/place