Placement Tests

You do NOT need to take the placement test if:

  • You are beginning study of a language for which you have never earned high school or college credit. You may begin in the 1001 course. 
  • If you have received or will receive AP or IB credit for language. Visit our AP & IB credit page to see AP & IB language credit awarded by Georgia Tech.

If you are wanting to study French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese, and you have studied that language in high school or are a heritage speaker (you grew up in an environment where the language was spoken regularly), you must take the appropriate online placement test before you try to register for a language course.

If you are wanting to study Arabic, and you have studied that language in high school or are a heritage speaker (you grew up in an environment where the language was spoken regularly), consult with the appropriate language advisor if you are uncertain about your eligibility for a course.

Based on your score, you will receive a suggested course or level.  Register only for that course/level. You may NOT enroll in a course lower than that indicated by your placement test score. If you do, you will be asked to leave that course with no guarantee of a seat available in the correct course.

A placement test score does NOT automatically enroll you in a language course. You still need to register.

Print and bring a copy of your placement test score to your language class the first day in order to confirm you are eligible to remain in the course.

 

For additional questions, please contact Student Advisor, Mirla Gonzalez.

Placement Tests

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Chinese

Take the Chinese Placement Test

Log in with your GT ID. Click “Enroll Course” on the right. Click “Go to the Course”. Click “Reset students” at the bottom (if this appears on your screen). You'll see Background form. Complete and submit it. The test has three parts. Follow the instruction in each part.

French, German, and Russian

Take the French, German, or Russian Placement Test

*You will need to create a WebCAPE account in order to take the placement test.*

Use the chart below to see what course you are eligible to take:

Score Eligibility
Course eligibility for French, German and Russian
0 - 150 Points 1001 level courses
151 - 250 Points 1002 level courses
251 - 400 Points 2001 level courses
401+ Points Any 3000 level courses or higher

Spanish

Take the Spanish Placement Test

*You will need to create a WebCAPE account in order to take the placement test.*

Use the chart below to see what course you are eligible to take:

Score Eligibility
Course eligibility for Spanish
< 450 SPAN 2001
451+ Points

Any 3000 level courses or higher

 

SPAN 1001 Information: Only freshmen and sophomores with no prior Spanish study may register for SPAN 1001. These students are required to certify their eligibility in Canvas when classes begin, and any student later discovered to have had prior Spanish study will be referred to the disciplinary action committee for a breach of the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code.

SPAN 1002 Information: Only students who have credit for SPAN 1001 (via the class at GT, AP, IB, or transfer credit) may enroll in SPAN 1002. Enrollment in SPAN 1002 is by permit only. There is no way to test into SPAN 1002.
 
SPAN 2001 Information: Any student who has previous Spanish studies must take the placement test. If their score is below 450, they should sign up for SPAN 2001. *Students with AP/IB/Transfer credit through 1002 do not need to take the placement test. They are eligible to enroll in 2001.

SPAN 2002 Information: Only students who have credit for SPAN 2001 (via the class at GT, AP, IB, or transfer credit) may take SPAN 2002. There is no way to test into SPAN 2002.


Are you ready for your first 3000-level class, but you're not sure what to take? The following steps are suggested to help you make a smooth transition to a higher level of Spanish:

Step 1: Take SPAN 3040 or SPAN 3111. *These are grammar/writing courses that will help solidify your grammatical foundation in preparation for advanced courses. 

Step 2: Take SPAN 3101 or SPAN 3151. *These are conversational courses that will help build your confidence in speaking in preparation for advanced courses.

Step 3: Take any other 3000 and 4000-level courses that interest you.