FLL Exemption Exam
(This is not a placement exam)
Students who have studied a language for four or more years and who have excelled academically, or those who have some native-speaker ability or study abroad experience, may wish to take the exemption exam (only for French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish). Passing the exemption exam yields no credit; however, it does exempt students from their foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Science. Passing the exam also enables students to advance to the 200-level if they wish. They may not advance beyond the 107 level without passing the exemption exam or obtaining AP credit.
The exemption exam can be taken only once. It cannot be taken once the student has begun or completed 105, 106, or 107.
Students who demonstrate proficiency (in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending) in languages other than French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish should contact the Foreign Language Placement Advisor to discuss their exemption.
Exemption exams are offered by appointment or during the Foreign Language Placement Advisor's office hours throughout the year.
Since space is limited, students interested in taking the exam should contact the Placement Advisor by email to schedule an appointment. The appointment must be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the desired test date.
Students taking the exam in SPANISH will need to have a username (e.g. email@example.com) not their user number (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) activated before requesting an appointment. This does not apply to the other languages.
Please email or call the Foreign Language Placement Advisor to schedule appointments or to ask questions about this exam or other placement issues.