The Foreign Language Placement Test
What is the Foreign Language Placement Test?
Students arrive at Coastal Carolina University with a variety of academic backgrounds. Placement tests for foreign languages have been developed to assist advisors and students as they plan their course schedules. These placement tests provide a suggested starting course in the particular language. Placement tests are for students of French, German, and Spanish languages only. No appointments are necessary and tests are free of charge. Students are permitted to take the test once and should not use outside resources! This is a computerized multiple-choice test. Students will receive placement immediately after the test.
The Placement Test is required for all incoming first-year students and for students who have had prior experience or education in any of these languages (Spanish, French, German) and plan to continue taking one of these languages. Please note that failure to complete the placement test prior to Orientation may result in the students inability to enroll in a foreign language course.
All incoming Freshmen are required to take the Foreign Language placement test prior to attending an Orientation session. However, if one of the following apply, a placement test is not necessary!
Are there any exceptions?
1) Students who have not had any language experience and/or education in French, German or Spanish should sign up for the language of their choice at the 110 level. A placement test is not necessary. Please let your advisor know which language you would like to pursue in order to complete the language requirement.
2) Students who wish to begin a new language may also register for the language of their choice at the 110 level. A placement test is not necessary. Again, please let your advisor know which language you would like to pursue in order to complete the language requirement.
3) If a student has taken a course which has transferred over to CCU for college credit the student should register for the next course in sequence. For example, if the course transfers as a 110 level course, the student should then register for the next course in sequence which would be 120. A placement test is not necessary.
Don't forget to print a copy of your scores and remember to bring this copy along with you to Orientation.
Learning Assistance Centers
- Foreign Language Instructional Center
- Learning Assistance in the Sciences
- Mathematics Learning Center
- Structured Learning Assistance
- Writing Center
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Humanities and Fine Arts
- College of Science
- University College
Patience Locke, Coordinator