Placement Exams

Fall Quarter 2017

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, see the Chinese instructors during their office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

September 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., see the faculty in 113 Cowell. Arrive promptly at 10:30 a.m. Written examination. Oral placement interviews will be conducted the first day of instruction.

FRENCH LANGUAGE

Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, contact Renée Cailloux via email for an appointment. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

September 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m., 131 Cowell. Orientation begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Written examination.

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.

September 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 110 Humanities and Social Sciences 1. Approximately 15 minutes to complete the interview-style placement examination. Written examination if necessary.

HEBREW LANGUAGE
No placement exam is required for entry into Hebrew 1. Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Hebrew instructor during office hours for placement into level 4. 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, see Japanese instructors during their office hours. See the Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and locations.

September 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m., see the faculty in 145 Humanities and Social Sciences 1. Arrive promptly at 1:00 p.m. Written examination and short oral interview.

MUSIC
The Music Core Curriculum Placement Exam will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Music Center Recital Hall. Individual lesson auditions will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the Music Center, second floor.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
No placement exam is necessary for entry into Portuguese 1A. Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Portuguese instructor during office hours for placement into Portuguese 60A. See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours/location.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
No placement examination is required for entry into Russian 1. Continuing students: for Priority Enrollment, see Russian instructor during office hours for placement into level 4. See Languages and Applied Linguistics website, http://language.ucsc.edu, for office hours and location.

SPANISH LANGUAGE
The placement examination 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 Priority Enrollment.

SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
See information posted at http://language.ucsc.edu. Once at this site, click on Placement at the top of the screen, and then select Spanish for Heritage Speakers to view the Self-Placement Guidelines for SPHS.

Revised: 05/12/17