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Foreign Language Placement and Credit-by-Exam

This placement exam allows students to place into the appropriate class level for their skills in a foreign language. The test consists of both writing and listening sections. It is multiple choice and approximately one hour in length. To place into the 201 and 202 levels, additional assessment is required by the Language department. There is no fee for the placement exam. No college credit is awarded for placement.

Foreign Language Credit-by-Exam

This exam enables students to challenge 101, 102, 201 or 202 levels of a foreign language. The test consists of both writing and listening sections. It is multiple choice and approximately one hour in length. To receive credit for the 201 and 202 levels, additional assessment is required by the Language department.

To take a credit-by-exam:

  • Obtain a Credit by Exam form from the Registrar's Office or Main Campus Testing Services.
  • Get the form signed by your instructor or advisor and dean or department head.
  • Take the form to the Business office for processing and pay the $45 testing fee.
  • Bring the processed form and your Business office receipt of payment to Testing Services when testing.

Scheduling an Appointment

Foreign language placement and credit-by-examinations are administered by appointment only Monday through Friday.

For more information or to schedule a test at Main Campus, contact Testing Coordinator Denise Mosley at 843.574.6438 or denise.mosley@tridenttech.edu.