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Foreign Language Placement Exam

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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 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 (1) 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.


Exam registration is online and is currently available (Register now). 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 (1) time.

Schedule - Fall 2015

November 2015

Exam Day of the Week Date Start Time
15 Wednesday 11/4 1:25 pm
16 Monday 11/9 11:15 am
17 Thursday 11/12 3:30 pm
18 Monday 11/16 2:30 pm
19 Thursday 11/19 11:00 am
20 Monday 11/30 12:20 pm


December 2015

Exam Day of the Week Date Start Time
21 Thursday 12/3 2:00 pm
22 Monday 12/7 11:15 am
23 Thursday 12/10 12:30 pm


If you have questions about the Foreign Language Placement Exam, please contact:

Edwina Billings
Assessment and Testing Coordinator, Emeriti
Office: Drake Memorial Library, 30D
Phone: (585) 395-2666

Last Updated 10/29/15