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Placement & Proficiency Exams

These exams are designed to help you determine the correct course for beginning your language study at KU, if you already have experience in a foreign language. These placement exams focus on your abilities and knowledge of the language, rather than the amount of prior coursework. While some of the exams are offered online, the process of determining the proper placement will include a conversation with a placement advisor about your language background. If you are newly enrolling at KU, you will meet with that advisor during on-campus orientation and enrollment.

This exam must be completed one week prior to your arrival on campus for orientation as they are a crucial component in your enrollment process. Those students failing to take the exams prior to arriving on campus may be unable to sign up for a foreign language course until the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester.


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