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WLAC Exams

Placement Exam

 

Overview and Purpose of Placement Testing

All IUPUI students who have previously taken a world language in high school or have previous experience in that language are eligible to take the World Language Placement Test.  The online test is currently administered in FrenchGerman, or Spanish.  Placement testing helps students move into a more advanced class depending upon their results.(Please see end notes for ASL, Chinese, Japanese and Latin).

The remote online placement test is available by logging in at the IUPUI Testing Center Placement Exam, with a valid student ID.  Please note that the tests were designed for use on a PC or Mac computer, not mobile devices.

Test scores on the World Language Placement Test indicate into which IUPUI course or course level students are qualified to enroll.  Students may email wlac@iupui.edu or call 317-274-0062 after taking the placement test to receive their course placement.  Students are strongly advised to sign up for the course or course level into which they place.


WORLD LANGUAGES CREDITS BY CREDENTIAL ("Special Credits")

Students who place into a course above the first semester of first year (either by placement testing or upon the advice of a Program Director or Coordinator) and complete that course with a final grade of "C" or higher may obtain special credits at a low fee (generally around $20 per credit hour) for the world language courses preceding the course taken at IUPUI.

Example: After completing Spanish SPAN-S132 (4 credit hours), students may buy special credits for SPAN-S131 (4 credit hours). After completing SPAN-S204, students may buy 8 credits for the 100-level, as well as SPAN-S203. Up to a maximum of 14 credit hours can be awarded as Special Credit. Spanish native speakers must take SPAN-S318 to qualify for 200-level special credits, French native speakers must take FREN-F328 to qualify for 200-level special credits.

Special credits by credential count toward graduation credits and meet distribution requirements.  Students must initiate the process after course completion by contacting World Languages wlac@iupui.eduSpecial Credits are not awarded automatically.


SPECIAL CREDIT FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS

Native speakers are allowed to receive up to 6 credit hours of special credit at the 200-level by credential only, but may not take 100- and 200-level courses in their own language. Each language indicates in the IUPUI Bulletin the requirements for obtaining special credit in that language by native speakers.  Students must check for these requirements before registeringfor a course. Spanish native speakers must take SPAN-S318 to qualify for 200-level special credits, French native speakers must take FREN-F328 to qualify for 200-level special credits.  It is highly recommended to speak with the respective Program Director or the World Languages Departmental Office before enrolling in a course. (wlac@iupui.edu)

 Placement Scores
  as of Fall 2014 

French
FL102 

German
FL302

Spanish
FL202
 131 0 - 34  0 - 34   0 - 34
 132 35-50 35-50 35-48
 203 51-62  51-60  49-54 
 204  63-72  61-71 55-59 
 300 or higher  F328=73-83+  72 and above   60 and above 

For college credit information (Advanced Placement and CLEP tests), please visit the College Credit by Examination page through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.