Foreign Language Placement Exam

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Foreign Language Placement Exam & COVID-19

Please note that proctoring of the Foreign Language Placement Exam is on hold for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. This means that the dates and locations below for future exams are no longer available. Currently, we are not offering any proctoring for this exam in person or online. For more information on our current proctoring process view our webpage linked below.

Proctoring Services


As part of The College at Brockport's General Education Program students need to satisfy a foreign language requirement. All students who have studied a foreign language in high school for more than two years are strongly encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam. Students who successfully place above the 111 level through testing will waive the 111 level course.


Foreign Language Placement Exams are offered in:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

To arrange placement testing for all other languages, please contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures by calling (585) 395-5840 or visiting the Department located in room 131 of the Liberal Arts Building.

Exam Details

The exam is conducted through BlackBoard and takes approximately one hour to complete. The format of the exam consists of multiple-choice questions focused on grammar and reading comprehension.

Exam Location

All foreign language exams are administered in the Drake Memorial Library - Room 53. View the library floor plans.


Students will need to have access to BlackBoard before registering for the exam. Students are required to show photo identification on the day of the exam they are registered for before being allowed to take the exam.

Please note: Students can take a language placement exam only one time.

Exam Schedule

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These are the only dates the exam will be offered this semester. Space is limited.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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