Language Placement Exams

At Drew, all students are required to demonstrate proficiency through the intermediate level in one foreign language. Proficiency may be demonstrated by any one of the following ways:

• Successful completion of an intermediate course (currently numbered 201) at Drew;
• A score of 680 or higher on the appropriate SAT II;
• A score of 4 or 5 on the appropriate Advanced Placement examination;
• Placement beyond the intermediate level on a Drew language placement examination as determined by the appropriate language program.

All incoming students and transfer students should take the language placement examination before registering for the fall semester. The language programs recommend that students who are continuing with a language they started in high school, do so in the first year, and that all students, even those beginning a new language, begin to work on the requirement within the first two years. If you plan to fulfill your language requirement with a language you begin at Drew, you will need to complete three semesters of the language. It is highly recommended that these three semesters be completed consecutively.

The language placement examination is offered at four different times during the academic year:

• At the Summer Orientation for incoming first-year and transfer students (in June)
• At the beginning of fall semester (in late August/September)
• During advising weeks in the fall semester (in early November)
• During advising weeks in the spring semester for first-year students not currently enrolled in a language (in early April)

The language placement examination must be taken before enrolling in the first language course at Drew.
Placement test can only be taken once, and a picture ID will be required to take it.

For more detailed information, and to find out what languages are offered at Drew, visit  Language Placement Exams

For languages not offered at Drew you must test via NYU Language Proficiency Testing (off campus) Foreign Languages Proficiency Testing for more information