Language Placement Test


To remove your major's language requirement by showing proficiency in a given language (to place out of the language requirement, this still means you will need to take other courses in order to fill out credit hour requirements).  To do this, you must come to the Language Resource Center on one of the days/times below to take a proctored computerized test in either French, German, or Spanish.  The test costs $10.00 and must be paid for at the the time you take the test with a credit or debit card (Mastercard/Visa only).  No cash is accepted.

Students should not take the placement test in a language they have not studied. They may not take the official placement exam proctored in the Language Resource Center more than twice. There is no placement test for English. Students who are proficient in a language is NOT French, German or Spanish may fill out the form, PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION FOR LANGUAGES NOT TESTED AT UNC CHARLOTTE.

For more information, see Requirements and Policies.

The test will be given in the Language Resource Center on the 4th floor of the College of Education Building (COED 434) on the following dates. Please arrive 10 minutes early. The test takes 10-45 minutes.


The Language Placement Test does NOT count for credit hours; it simply places you to the appropriate level course for your understanding of a given language. If you are an expert in a Spanish, French or German already and wish to receive CREDIT HOURS for this knowledge which would count towards your degree, please learn about how to take the CLEP exam. The CLEP exam is not hosted by UNC Charlotte. For information about this test click here.

If you still wish to take the Language Placement Test continue reading:

Summer 2019 placement test schedule

***Students who are not in the SOAR program MAY also attend at any of the given times. No registration required***

26th Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students)

28th Friday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students)



8th Monday, 9:45 - 10:40am (SOAR: Transfer Students)

10th Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students) 

12th Friday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students)

15th Monday, 9:45 - 10:40am (SOAR: Transfer Students)

17th Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students) 

19th Friday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students)

29th Monday, 9:45 - 10:40am (SOAR: Transfer Students)



14th Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:40am (SOAR: Transfer Students)

15th Friday, 8:00 - 9:00am (SOAR: First Year Students)


Which Languages?

Placement Tests are only offered in French, German, and Spanish.


  • Please be PROMPT at the appointed testing time. Once the test begins, late arrivals will have to wait until another time.
  • Bring with you a valid picture ID. (i.e. Student ID)
  • Bring a valid credit or debit card (Mastercard/Visa only). You must know your 800 ID number.
  • All material must be cleared off your computer station during the testing period.


When Do I Get My Test Results?

You will see your score on the screen as soon as you have completed the test. You will also see your level of proficiency. Test scores are posted to your student account within 24 hours. If you have questions about your placement, please consult with the test administrator.


Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions or are not sure which test you should take, please visit the Department of Languages and Culture Studies located in room COED 439, or contact the following:

Bridget Stipicevic @
COED 439
Phone: 704-687-8754

Julia Geaney-Moore @
COED 439
Phone: 704-687-8754