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International student placement tests

International students at Augustana may need to take a language placement test. Please continue reading to find out if you need to take a placement test.

If an international student's first language is English, the student is required to complete one year of study in a foreign language. Augustana offers French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Scandinavian, Latin and Greek.

If a student has experience studying one of these languages, the student should take the appropriate placement test below. If the student does not have experience, no placement test is required.

If an international student's first language is not English, the student has two choices for completing the language requirement.

The student can take one course in American or British literature, or complete one year of study in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Scandinavian, Latin or Greek.

If a student chooses to study one of these languages, and has experience in the language, the student should take the appropriate placement test below. If the student does not have experience, no placement test is required.

French

German

Latin

Spanish

If a student studied Chinese, Japanese, Scandinavian, Greek, or another language for which we do not offer a placement test, please email orientation@augustana.edu and let us know. We will make other arrangements for testing.

Students will receive their language placement results when they come to International Student Registration.

A student who has no experience in a foreign language is not required to take a placement test and may move on to the next step to get ready for International Student Registration.

Non-degree-seeking international students do not need to take a placement test unless they plan to study a language offered at Augustana.