College of Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Placement Exams

  • Placement exams are offered to current Seattle University students to determine which language class is appropriate. While the successful completion of these placement exams may satisfy all or part of the modern language requirement for the College of Arts & Sciences, no Seattle University credit is awarded.

    100-level Spanish Exams are regularly offered Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Modern Languages & Cultures Department during fall, winter, and spring quarters. See below for Spanish Exam dates. To register for a Spanish Exam, visit the MLC Office in Xavier 100. Please contact MLC faculty for Chinese, French, Italian, and Japanese placement exams.

    Spanish exams

    Summer Quarter 2015

    Placement Exams for welcome week are 9:30am-11:30am.  The location is yet to be determined.

    • July 6 (Monday)  

    • July 16 (Thursday) 

    • July 13 (Monday) 

    • July 9 (Thursday) 

     

     

      French exams 
     

    Placement Exams for welcome week are 9:30am-11:30am.  The location is yet to be determined.

    • July 6 (Monday)  

    • July 16 (Thursday) 

    • July 13 (Monday) 

    • July 9 (Thursday) 

    Waiver of the Requirement for Language Proficiency

    in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University

     

    Students can test out of the college’s requirement for one year of proficiency in a foreign language. If the language the student would like to test out of is not offered at Seattle University, the student can take it at another academic institution with prior approval of the Modern Languages Department at SU.

       

     

    The following is a list of available language tests to our students through UW (there may be a $45 fee).  Through UW’s Office of Educational Assessment, SU students can take the following language tests:

    Arabic

    Bulgarian

    Czech

    Hebrew

    Hindi

    Korean

    Persian

    Polish

    Portuguese

    Romanian

    Russian

    Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian

    Ukrainian

    Urdu