Placement Exams

Winter Quarter 2018

Language placement exams are necessary for students who have not passed the prerequisite UCSC course. Students do not take a placement exam when enrolling at level 1 in a language they have never studied, EXCEPT FOR SPANISH. Students must take the placement exam to gain entry into Spanish level 1. Students who have had language instruction prior to UCSC must take the placement exam if they intend to continue study in that language.

CHINESE LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, please see David Keenan during his office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

FRENCH LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, please see Renée Cailloux during her office hours. Written placement examination will be administered. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

GERMAN LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see German instructors during their office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

HEBREW LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Hebrew instructor during office hours. See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and location.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see the Italian instructors during their office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations. 

JAPANESE LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, please see Shigeko Okamoto during her office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

Dec. 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m., 145 Humanities 1. Arrive promptly at 5:00 p.m. Written examination and short oral interview.

Jan. 8, 5:15-6:45 p.m., 145 Humanities Building 1. Please arrive promptly at 5:15 p.m. Written examination and short oral interview.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Portuguese instructor during office hours. See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours/location.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Russian instructor during office hours. See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and location.

SPANISH LANGUAGE
Any student interested in taking Spanish must take the placement examination—even if you've never studied Spanish before. The placement exam is an online exam and can be taken at any time. The website for the Spanish placement examination is http://www.ic.ucsc.edu/test/. NOTE: It takes 3 to 4 days for your exam results to be posted—make sure you complete the placement exam a minimum of one week prior to your designated appointment time for Advance Enrollment.

SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for placement guidelines.

Revised: 11/17/17