Spanish Placement Test | Department of Spanish

Spanish Placement Test

All placement tests are in-person, walk-in, and held in the Language Building, room 106. You do not need to contact us to pre-register for an in-person exam. Simply show up at the listed time and day and make sure to bring a photo ID. (See schedule below).

For frequently asked questions about the placement test, click here.

Summer 2024 Schedule

  • May 3, Friday - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • May 17, Friday - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • May 31, Friday - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • June 5, Wednesday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 10, Monday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 13, Thursday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 17, Monday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 21, Friday-10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • June 24, Monday-2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • June 27, Thursday-2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 9, Tuesday-2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 12, Friday-10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • July 15, Monday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 18, Thursday-2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 22, Monday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 25, Thursday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • July 29, Monday- 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • July 30, Tuesday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • August 6, Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • August 7, Wednesday- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • August 15, Thursday- 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

General Test Information

  1. You must be a UNT student or accepted as a student to take the test.
  2. The exam can only be taken once. The only exception to this rule is for graduate students who are using the placement test to qualify for the Graduate Translation Exam.
  3. If the student exits the exam before finishing it, she/he will not be able to retake it.
  4. The Spanish test is computer-based. The test consists of multiple-choice questions in vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension to test you from the 1010 level through the 2050 level. You may receive between 3 and 12 hours credit, depending on the score. The test can take anywhere from ~45-90 minutes to complete. We advise that students show up no later than 45 minutes before the test is scheduled to end in order to have enough time to take the time.
  5. The test is free; however, if a student places out of credit hours and wants that credit posted on their transcript, there is a flat fee of $53.00 placed on their student account. In order to receive credit on your transcript, be sure to ask the Testing Coordinator or a member of the office staff about this as soon as you receive your results. For students who do not need to pay for the credit, a note will go on your transcript declaring that you took the placement exam and stating how well you did (e.g. Proficient in SPAN 1010, 1020).
  6. Please consult the schedule for dates and times of testing. The test must be taken at the scheduled location, unless otherwise specified.
  7. Students must provide a valid UNT student ID number and a picture ID. Students must sign in with the proctor at least 30 mintutes before the ending time.
  8. Students must finish by the designated ending time otherwise the test will be canceled and the student will not be allowed to retake it.
  9. Students who are fluent in languages that we do not offer at UNT should look in the Profiency Testing section under Resources or contact the department main office for further information. Though we cannot provide credit, we may be able to test you and waive the foreign language requirement for you.

*New as of November 2011: Students may now take the placement exam if they have already earned credit in the language they are testing in. For example, if you started in SPAN 1010 and did very well, thinking you might be able to place out of the next class, you may take the placement exam to earn credit or proficiency in SPAN 1020, and then register for SPAN 2040.

If you are hearing-impaired, let us know so we can provide you with the appropriate exam. The exam is accessible to visually-impaired students. However, consult the LockDown Browser webpage to ensure you will have access to the exam: