For New Students: LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS

At Drew, all students are required to demonstrate proficiency through the intermediate level in one foreign language. A language placement examination must be taken before enrolling in the first language course at Drew. For more detailed information, visit Language Placement Exams

FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXEMPTION POLICY

A student may be exempted from Drew’s language requirement

• If their application to Drew requires them to submit a TOEFL score;
• By providing documentation to the Office of Academic Services that they attended school in a language
other than English at least through the 6th grade;
• By demonstrating proficiency equal to Drew’s language requirement on a Drew language placement test;
• By demonstrating proficiency equal to Drew’s language requirement on a placement test administered
through the Office of Academic Services in a language not offered at Drew*.
• By scoring 680 or higher on an appropriate SAT II exam
• By scoring a 4 or 5 on an appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exam
• By scoring a 5 or higher in an appropriate IB language course (SL or HL)

* The BYU Language exam ($50.00 fee) is available for students seeking to demonstrate proficiency in a language not offered at Drew. Details on languages available and testing guidelines may be found here:

Foreign Languages available for Testing

Foreign Languages Proficiency Testing Registration

Information you need to register

Students may also consider registering for an approved intermediate level course at another institution. Pre-approval is required: Pre-approval for transfer credit form