Academic Programs Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Academic Orientation and Transitions

Academic Placement Tests
Foreign Language

A student who has studied a foreign language in high school and (1) wishes to enroll for a course in the language or (2) wishes to use it to meet the graduation requirement in an academic program must take a placement test in that language. However, all students who have studied a foreign language in high school are encouraged to take the relevant placement test. Students transferring college credit in a foreign language are not required to take a placement test. 

Language placement tests in French, German, and Spanish should be taken online at least one month prior to the student’s assigned Academic Orientation Program. These tests are available at http://flplacement.cal.msu.edu.

For further information regarding these exams and placement in other languages, contact the appropriate department:

Department of Romance and Classical Studies at http://www.rcs.msu.edu or 1-517-355-8305. For more information on the French and Spanish placement tests, see http://www.rcs.msu.edu/undergraduate/language-placement/.

Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at www.linglang.msu.edu or 1-517-353-0740. Students wishing to take the Japanese placement test should follow the directions at: http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/japanese/japanese-placement-test/. Students wishing to take the Chinese placement test should follow the directions at: http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/chinese/chinese-placement-test/