Placement Test Information
Learn about Language Requirements & Placement Exams
Fulfillment of the Core Language Requirement
Core Language Requirements are outlined in the college catalog. Some majors or minors, such as languages, Diplomacy and World Affairs, as well as some programs to study abroad, may have additional requirements.
Exemption exams for French and Spanish: If your online placement score places you in 201 or 202 you are eligible to take the exemption exam. If you are planning on continuing this language at Oxy, you do not need to take the exemption exam now (if you cannot complete the 201 or 202 class you can take the exemption test at the Keck Language and Culture Studio at a later date).
German: Exemption Interview: If your online placement score places you in German 201 or 202 you are eligible to take the exemption interview during the first week of classes. If you are planning on continuing German at Oxy, you do not need to take the exemption interview. You must contact Dr. Bruno Louchouarn to sign up for the interview.
Online Language Placement for Spanish, French, or German
Online Placement Exams for Spanish, French, and German: If you are planning on taking any of these three languages in the Fall 2013, you must take the online placement exam before you can register into the appropriate class.
Instructions (For Spanish, French, or German only):
- Make sure you have a username to login onto campus email and computer systems (consult your frosh orientation packet or contact Information and Technology Services)
- Go to Moodle and select the Language Placement Test or click here: Language Placement Tests
- Read the instructions carefully, and make sure you have a full hour ahead of you. The test must be taken in one seating.
Language Placement for Chinese, Japanese, or Russian
Contact Michelle Baca (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Results and Registration Information
• For All test results and registration into language classes please contact the Registrar's Office: http://www.oxy.edu/Registrar.xml
(Please allow 1 business day to process your placement/exemption score and it to show up on your my.oxy.edu account )
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FALL 2013
Sunday, August 25
Spanish, French, and German Placement exams can be taken online and during Oweek. Exemption Interviews for German will be after Orientation. Exemption Exams for Spanish and French are in rooms Fowler 302 & 309 respectively.
- Phone: (323) 259-2843
- Location: Booth Hall 103