Loyola University Chicago



Foreign Language Placement Assessment

Placement Assessment

Complete a French, German, or Spanish assessment to continue studying one of these languages. A placement test is also necessary if you have previously spoken but never studied the language. No assessment is necessary if you would like to continue studying Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, or Latin or Classical Greek (Classical Studies Dept.). Your advisor will ask you a few questions about your past experience in these languages and place you accordingly. You are strongly encouraged to consult with the foreign language placement coordinators.

Tools Needed

You will not need anything other than a computer to complete the assessment.

Assessment Length

The assessment typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes.

Assessment Structure

The exam is a multiple choice Computer Adaptive Test. This means the exam presents questions of different ability levels, adapting the next question's level according to your answers. The number of items you will be required to complete depends upon your ability to use the language.



Logging in

After clicking the “Start the Foreign Language Placement Assessment” button, enter the password: ramblers63 (all lower case, no spaces).

Deadline to take test

You must complete your online assessment(s) by your assigned deadline.


To request accommodations for placement assessments for a documented disability, please call 773.508.2741. For more information about guidelines for verifying disabilities, please visit the Student Accessibility Center Website.

Other questions

Read our FAQ page. And if you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Placement Assessment Team at the Hub at placementtest@luc.edu or 773.508.7700.

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