Placement Exams | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Language Placement Exams

    Do you have prior knowledge in Ancient Greek, French, German, Latin, and/or Spanish,

    . . . but earned no college credit for it yet?

     

    If so, it's absolutely imperative that you take our

    Placement Exams prior to and/or during Orientation in August*!!!

     

    Why? Because these exams offer you the great, but ONE-TIME-ONLY chance of

    1. placing into courses above the Elementary I level and/or
    2. TESTING OUT of Franciscan University's Intermediate-level foreign language requirement for B.A. degrees and/or
    3. placing into upper-division language, literature and culture courses!

     

    BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!! This opportunity will not come around again until next August!!!  

    IMPORTANT: You really must/should take this exam no matter whether you are planning on pursuing any of these languages at Franciscan University and no matter whether your current major has a language requirement. Why? Because plans and majors change more often than you think! What if you suddenly decide to add a major that has a language requirement? -- Well, hopefully, you'll be dancing for joy that you took the paper-based "testing-out/placement" exams in French, German, Ancient Greek and Latin during Orientation!!!

    Always keep in mind that, as a rule, we administer the paper-based "testing-out/placement" exams in French, German, Greek, Latin and Spanish ONCE A YEAR ONLY, and that is during ORIENTATION in August! In other words, don't miss out on this one-time-only opportunity. Besides, you have NOTHING TO LOSE, ONLY TO GAIN by taking the paper-based "testing-out/placement" exam in French, German, Ancient Greek, Latin and/or Spanish*!

    *Note: Students with prior knowledge in German, Latin, and/or Spanish should/must take our GERMAN, LATIN and/or SPANISH ONLINE Placement Exam first / PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS -- see below -- to prequalify for the paper-based "testing out/placement exam" during August Orientation. If your score is high enough, you'll be asked to take the paper-based "testing-out/placement exam," which is given during August Orientation ONLY. So, be prudent: 1) take the Online German, Latin, and/or Spanish Placement Exam A.S.A.P. for your chance to prequalify for your personal one-time-only opportunity in August to test out of the Intermediate-level foreign language requirement and/or into upper-division German, Latin, and/or Spanish; and 2) if invited, be sure to take the paper-based German, Latin, and/or Spanish "testing-out/placement" exam during August Orientation!!!


    Placement exam information for specific languages:

    • Ancient Greek Language Placement Exam

      • Ancient Greek language placement exams are not currently conducted online.
      • For information about the Ancient Greek Language Placement Exam during Fall Orientation in August and/or related matters, please visit this page
      • If, after consulting the information provided in the previous link, you still have further questions and/or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Classics Department.
       
    • French Language Placement Exam

      • French language placement exams currently are not conducted on-line.
      • For information about the French Language Placement Exam during Fall Orientation in August and/or related matters, please visit this page.
      • If, after consulting the information provided in the previous link, you still have further questions and/or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.  
       
    • German Language Placement Exam

      • Student Access to the Franciscan University German Placement Exam:
        • The German Language Placement Exam is conducted on a system called WebCAPE.
          Disclaimer: Misrepresenting your knowledge on this exam violates the University Code of Conduct. Furthermore, it jeopardizes your potential for academic success. Although we realize that misrepresenting your knowledge level is possible, it will only cause you to be either over or under challenged once enrolled in the course. The intent of our program is to set students up for success in their continued studies of one or more of the languages we offer, by placing them in a language course that, as much as possible, allows them to build and expand upon their prior knowledge of the language studied. The goal is to place students in a course that, given due effort on their part, neither completely over-challenges nor under-challenges them.
           
        • When you access the exam using the link below, you will be asked for a password. The Student access password for the Franciscan University German Placement Exam is: barons1  
        • Note 1: In the menu of available languages. be sure to select "German."
        • Note 2: You may take this exam online as often as you wish.
        • Now you may access the Franciscan University German Placement Exam, here.
        • Go here for additional placement/testing related information.
         
      • If, after consulting the information provided in the previous link, you still have further questions and/or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.  
       
    • Latin Language Placement Exam

      • The Latin Placement Exam is conducted on the Franciscan University e-Learning System (FUeLS).
      • To obtain access credentials and instructions, please e-mail Dr. Joseph Almeida, Chair of the Classics Department: jalmeida@franciscan.edu.
      • Please allow for five business days for your request to be processed.
      • You then will receive an e-mail with your access credentials and instructions.
      • Go here for additional placement/testing related information.  
      • If, after consulting the information provided in the previous link, you still have further questions and/or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Classics Department.
       
    • Spanish Language Placement Exam

      • Placement into Spanish Courses: General Guidelines  
      • Student Access to the Franciscan University Spanish Placement Exam:
        • The Spanish Language Placement Exam is conducted on a system called WebCAPE.
          Disclaimer: Misrepresenting your knowledge on this exam violates the University Code of Conduct. Furthermore, it jeopardizes your potential for academic success. Although we realize that misrepresenting your knowledge level is possible, it will only cause you to be either over or under challenged once enrolled in the course. The intent of our program is to set students up for success in their continued studies of one or more of the languages we offer, by placing them in a language course that, as much as possible, allows them to build and expand upon their prior knowledge of the language studied. The goal is to place students in a course that, given due effort on their part, neither completely over-challenges nor under-challenges them.
           
        • When you access the exam using the link below, you will be asked for a password. The Student access password for the Franciscan University Spanish Placement Exam is: barons1  
        • Note 1: In the menu of available languages. be sure to select "Spanish."
        • Note 2: You may take this exam online as often as you wish.
        • Now you may access the Franciscan University Spanish Placement Exam  
         
      • Go here for additional placement/testing related information.    
      • If, after consulting the information provided in the previous link, you still have further questions and/or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.  
       

    Faculty and Staff Management of the Franciscan University German and/or Spanish Language Placement Exams:

    • Faculty and Staff may access the German and Spanish Online Language Placement Exam for exam results here: Faculty and Staff Management Utility.
    • However, access credentials must be obtained from the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.
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