Placement Testing Information

Placement exams are designed to determine a student's current level of proficiency.  The results are used by academic advising exclusively for the purpose of placement into appropriate levels of language courses.  

All students enrolling for the first time in a CSUB Spanish or French course must take a placement test to determine which course would be appropriate for them. Students may not self-place into language courses and must enroll according to their placement results. The only exception is for students entering with course credit (i.e. transfer or AP exam). In the case of AP credit, the student's score on the exam will determine course placement:

Spanish Placement

AP Score

Credit Granted

Course to Enroll

3

SPAN 1000 & 1010

SPAN 2000 or 2020 (for heritage speakers)

4

SPAN 1010 & 2000 or SPAN 2000 & 2020 (for heritage speakers)

SPAN 2010 or SPAN 2030 (for heritage speakers)

5

SPAN 2000 & 2010 or SPAN 2020 & 2030 (for heritage speakers)

SPAN 3000

*Note: Courses are not be taught every semester. Check the most current list of projected course offerings.

Bonus credits!

When students enroll in and successfully complete (with a C- or better) the language course into which they were placed via the placement exam, they can receive up to 6 additional units of credit.  For example, if a student places into and successfully completes Spanish 1010, credit for both Spanish 1000 and 1010 will be awarded.  Likewise, if a student places into and completes Spanish 2000, credit for Spanish 1000, 1010 and 2000 will be awarded. These "bonus" credits also apply to those who place into the fluent speaker (i.e. heritage) track (Spanish 2020 and 2030) or at the 3000 level.

 French Placement 

AP Score 

Credit Granted            

Course to Enroll     

3

FR 1000 and 1010

FR 2000

4

FR 1010 & 2000

FR 2010

5

FR 2000 & 2010

FR 3000

*Note: Courses are not be taught every semester. Check the most current list of projected course offerings.

Bonus credits!

When students enroll in and successfully complete (with a C- or better) the language course into which they were placed via the placement exam, they can receive up to 6 additional units of credit.  For example, if a student places into and successfully completes French 2000, credit for both French 1000 and 1010 will be awarded.  Likewise, if a student places into and completes French 2010, credit for French 1000 and 2000 will be awarded.

Summer 2019 Testing Schedule

Where: The Language Lab - DDH 102 E

When: Placement exam schedule is as follows:

June 19 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

July 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 13 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

or by Appointment

To schedule a test, contact: Milissa Ackerley at mackerley@csub.edu 

When will I receive the results of the Placement Exam? Placement results may not be available for up to 10 days, so please plan accordingly.  An email will be sent to inform you of your placement level.