Language Placement Test
If you previously studied Spanish, French, German, or Latin in high school or college, you must take this exam online prior to attending New Student Orientation. If you studied one of these four languages but now wish to take a new language at UNC, you still must take the appropriate test for your high school language. If you did not study Spanish, French, German, or Latin, please click here.
Who Should Take a Placement Test
As part of the General Education requirements, all students must complete through level 203 of a foreign language; some majors require through level 204 and beyond.
The results from the Foreign Language Placement Exam are the best indicator of which level is appropriate for you to take at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you have further questions about your foreign language placement, please contact the appropriate department or speak with your Academic Advisor.
First Year Students: You will be required to take a University foreign language placement exam if your high school foreign language is Spanish, French, German, or Latin. Even if you plan to take another language or if you have completed the AP Language/Literature, IB or SAT subject test, you will need to take the Carolina placement exam.
Transfer Students: If you have not completed your foreign language requirement through your previous coursework or Advanced Placement (AP), SAT II Subject Tests, or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, you must take the department placement test in the foreign language you studied in high school or at your first college/university.