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Non-Native (Foreign) Language Placement Exam

All ISU students who are exempt from the Basic Studies Non-Native Language Requirement, but who wish to continue language study, are required to take the Non-Native Language Exam to determine the level of language coursework most appropriate for their needs.

If you are an incoming ISU student who is interested in continuing language study, the exam must be completed before attending orientation. There is no charge to take the Non-Native Language Placement exam.

  1. Non-Native Language Placement Exam
  • To take the placement exam, click here.
  • Your password is sycamore1
  • Select which exam you would like to take: French, German, Spanish.
  • You may take any of the language exams but limited to one time each.

  2. Computer Requirements

Prior to logging on to the exam site, review the following to ensure your system meets specific requirements.

Internet Connection: To access (and complete) the exam, you must have access to 56K modem dial-up connection. Broadband, cable modem, or DSL Internet connection is recommended for optimal performance

System Requirements

  Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 1.5+
  300 MHz processor or better
  64 MB RAM or better

MACINTOSH OS/X (10.3, 10.4)
  Firefox 1.5+, Safari 1.2.1+ (new question editor not available on Safari)
  300 MHz processor or better
  64 MB RAM or better

  SuSE 9.2, 10.1, 10.2; Red Hat Enterprise 3.0, 4.0
  300 MHz processor or better
  64 MB RAM or better

If your computer does not meet these requirements, please use a computer at the any ISU computer lab, your local library, or high school.

If you are an incoming ISU student, and you are unable find a testing site that possesses the necessary requirements to take the Non-Native Language Placement Exam online, you may take the exam during your New Student Orientation session.

  3. Contact

If you have questions regarding the online Non-Native Language Placement Exam, please contact the Testing Office.

To help us serve you better, please write Non-Native Language Placement in the subject line of your email.

University Testing
Indiana State University
John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana
(812) 237-7666

Last updated: February 13, 2013