Language Placement Tests

Please be aware it may take up to 24 hours for your placement score to update in the registrar's system to allow you to register for a course.

French, German & Spanish require online placement test scores.

Placement tests are used to assess a student's language ability and assist in class level placement. Appalachian State uses an online adaptive placement test that normally takes 20-30 minutes to complete.  It is recommended that you print or make a note of your score and keep this information until you have attended your first class. 

Students do not receive credit for courses they place out of via the placement exam, but placing out of one or more courses will allow students to progress more quickly through degree requirements. 

Additional information for Spanish placement can be found on the Spanish placement guide

Test Login Notes

Online Placement Test, Part 1

  • The password is apps1 (all lower case, no spaces, the last digit is the number 1)
  • Enter your email as: 
  • Ready? Click the test link: LLC Online Placement Test 
  • Do not use any aids (e.g. dictionaries, textbooks) to help you as you take the test, as this may result in you being placed in a course for which you are not prepared.

Writing Sample, Part 2

  • If you place over a certain score (425 for French and German and 459 for Spanish), you will be asked to do Part 2, the writing sample.
  • Log in here with your university username and password, then proceed to Part 2: Writing Sample
  • After completing the writing sample, you will receive an email with information about the level you have placed into, and the classes that are available. Because writing samples are evaluated individually and by hand, it may take several days for them to be processed.

The online placement test is not required for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese or Russian. Students may enroll directly into beginning classes in these languages, and should contact the department chair for higher class placement. 

Graduate Student Placement Test Notice 

The LLC placement exam does not substitute for language proficiency requirements that may apply to your master's program. Department expectations vary regarding how graduate students must demonstrate language proficiency. Please see your advisor or the department to clarify your specific degree requirements.