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Language Placement Test Details


Incoming students will be placed into language courses based on their transcripts and test scores.

Returning students can use the following link to self place into the appropriate language course:

If you are not placed or have questions about your placement, please contact Dr. Ann Hills (

ASC offers language placement exams in French, German, and Spanish.  Each language exam is one hour long and divided into two components: grammar and reading comprehension. Please connect with one of our language tutors for assistance with preparing for the placement exam and review the practice exam for your target language (French, German, or Spanish) .

All students, especially undeclared majors and those students whose majors include a language requirement, should place into a language course, even if it is not required by their major. Depending on the examinee's score, benefits of taking the foreign language exam may include:

  • Immediate placement into a second-semester or higher level language course,

  • A waiver for the language requirement, and/or

  • General Education (Breadth Requirement) credit within the Humanities area.

Please note: Students may not satisfy the language requirement by taking a placement test in the same language as the primary language of instruction used in their secondary school/high school.

Students who wish to take a language test in a language other than those referenced above may do so through Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS). Non-BYU students must pay a test registration fee and should self-register through the FLATS website. Visit for the most recent exam offerings, updated test registration fee information, or to register for an exam. You can also view institutions in our region where this testing is available here. 

Preparing for the Exam

Spanish Practice Exams

French Practice Exams