Language Challenge exams are offered to current Seattle University students to determine which language class is appropriate. While the successful completion of these exams may satisfy all or part of the one year of proficiency in a modern language requirement for the College of Arts & Sciences, no Seattle University credit is awarded.
The 1000 level Proctored Online Spanish Challenge Exam is regularly offered three times per quarter during the academic year and on some additional dates during the summer. Registration for each date is closed one week before every exam. Please make sure to download the Spanish Challenge Exam Study Guide and Instructions on How to Do Accent Marks to prepare for the test. You will see the available dates when you register below.
By appointment only. Please contact Maria Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org to set a time to take the French Placement Exam.
By appointment only. Please contact Shizuko Suenaga at email@example.com to schedule a time to take the Japanese placement exam.
By appointment only. Please contact Amina Moujtahid at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to take the Arabic placement exam.
By appointment only. Please contact Ming Feng at email@example.com to schedule a time to take the Chinese placement exam.
By appointment only. Please contact Giuseppe Tassone at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to take the Italian placement exam.
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: