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, XAVR 100, 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.
By appointment only. Please contact Georgia Gurrieri 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.
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: