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 or Korean, 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.

French, German, and Russian

Take the French, German, or Russian Placement Test - Enter the password buzz1 when asked.

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 - Enter the password buzz1 when asked.

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

Score Eligibility
Course eligibility for Spanish
0 - 175 Points Entry level Spanish course
176 - 275 Points SPAN 1101
276 - 450 Points SPAN 2001
451+ Points Any 3000 level courses or higher