Language Placement Exam
If you plan to continue studying the language that you took in high school at Stetson, you must take the language placement test. This exam will assess your language skills and will allow you to be placed in the appropriate level language course.
If you have no prior experience in the language you intend to study at Stetson University, then you do not have to take the placement test. Contact the department’s Administrative Specialist, Ms. Cathy Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will arrange for you to register for a 101-level class.
If you take the placement exam for a language waiver (where applicable), you must take the exam in person with ID in the language commons (Sampson hall). Online placement will only be used for level placement in language courses.
For French, German, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese:
- During the academic year, you can also take the exam in the Language Commons (Room 129 Sampson Hall on the DeLand campus). The Language Commons is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- During the summer, you may take the placement test online; please follow these instructions to do so:
NOTE: The test should take no longer than 20-25 minutes. If you exceed the allocated time, your results may be disqualified.
- Go to webcape.org
- Use the dropdown menu under “Please choose your account from the list below and then press the Go button” to select “Stetson”
- Enter this password: hatters2016
- Select the language in which you wish to take the placement test and then press the Begin button
- Complete the first four lines of your identifying information; be sure to enter your Stetson 800- ID number and your Stetson email address.
- Fill out the survey section about your prior experience with the language. If you leave this section blank, you will be required to retake the test. Giving false information will be considered a violation of the Honor Pledge and your results will be thrown out.
- Complete the placement exam and submit it.
For Russian, you must schedule an interview with the head of Stetson's Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Michael Denner, Ph.D.; please email him at email@example.com to do so.
NOTE: Consulting a print or online source (e.g., dictionary) or a speaker of the language for which you are testing, using a smartphone, or otherwise getting assistance while you are taking the test is not allowed. These acts are a violation of Stetson’s Honor Pledge. If you are found to have violated this Honor Code, your score will be disqualified and you will be referred to the Honor Council. Similarly, testing purposefully below your abilities is considered a violation of the Honor Pledge.
The number of questions is not fixed: in order to determine your ability, the exam will ask as many (or few) questions as necessary. As soon as the exam is completed, you will see your results, and they will be immediately transmitted to the Department of World Languages & Cultures for evaluation and processing. This could take up to 24 hours.