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Language Placement Tests and Student Survey

Every new student at Augustana takes a Student Readiness Survey. If you have studied a foreign language, you will also take a language placement test.

The placement test helps you and your advisor plan your courses. The tests are not graded and do not affect your GPA. They assure that if you do take courses in these areas, you will begin coursework at your level of ability. So you should take the tests without the assistance of other people or resources. If you have assistance, you may be placed in a course that is beyond your ability.

About one week after you have completed the survey and test, we will send you an email with a link you can use to request an Orientation & Registration date (if you are a first-year student) or sign up for Transfer Student Orientation & Registration on Thursday, June 2, or Orientation & Registration on Wednesday, August 17. (After you submit your date request, you will receive a confirmation email within a week.

IMPORTANT: Some of the items below require your student ID number. You received your ID number in the packet we mailed you and in an email from the Admissions Department.

Please do not use a phone or tablet to complete the tests or the survey. To be certain we receive your responses, please use a laptop or desktop computer.

Student Readiness Survey

These questions are designed to help us understand how you assess your academic skills, behaviors and values. There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest responses will help your academic advisor support you.

Survey

Foreign languages

If you have studied a foreign language in high school, you are required to take a language placement test. Please follow the guidelines below according to your situation.

Augustana offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Spanish and Swedish. If you have any experience in French, German, Latin or Spanish, take the placement test in that language — even if you don’t plan to study the language at Augustana. You may take placement tests in more than one language.

If you have completed four years of foreign language study, take the placement test for the language you've studied. You'll learn more about your requirements and options at Orientation & Registration.

If you have completed less than four years of foreign language study, take the placement test for the language you've studied. You'll learn more about your requirements and options at Orientation & Registration.

If you have studied a language other than French, German, Latin or Spanish, email us at orientation@augustana.edu and let us know.

If you have not studied a foreign language, email us at orientation@augustana.edu and let us know.

French

French placement test

If you have questions, contact Dr. Taddy Kalas.

German

• German placement test

If you have questions, contact Dr. Lisa Seidlitz.

Latin

Latin placement test

If you have questions, contact Dr. Emil Kramer.

Spanish

Read below carefully before you take the Spanish test!

Do not take this placement test more than once; we will record only the first test result.

Please make sure you choose the correct Augustana College from the drop down list. Our college name is displayed as Augustana College (augustana). Select "Spanish" in the "Language" drop down box. Then click "Begin." Enter your first name, last name, your student ID number, and email address. If you are asked to enter a password please use: vikings1. Disregard the scores at the end of the test; they do not apply to Augustana students. You will be notified of your placement at Orientation & Registration.

Spanish placement test

Mathematics

Augustana does not require a math placement test. Instead, we use your Math Index Score, based on your high school GPA and your ACT/SAT math score. Incoming students will receive a letter from the Director of First Year Advising with their score and course placement prior to their Orientation & Registration date. For more information about your math placement, please click here.