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For Foreign Language Exam

Q: What is the Foreign Language Placement test?
A: The foreign language placement test helps students to register for the appropriate level course for a foreign language. The unproctored placement test does NOT exempt a student from any language requirements. The placement test merely informs students where they should begin their language study at Heidelberg University. 

Note: This test does NOT assess English proficiency for international students. International students should contact Julie Arnold in the Office of International Affairs and Studies.  

Q: Who needs to take the foreign language placement test?
A:  The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study, based on your proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and listening. 

Q: What language tests are offered?
A: Foreign language placement tests are available in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Q: When and where will the Foreign Language Placement test take place?
A: The Foreign Language Placement test MUST be taken prior to attending Orientation. It is in an online format via OASIS.

Q: I am a transfer student, took Advanced Placement, or receive language credit already. Do I need to complete the exam.
A: Yes, you must enter OASIS and enter the link to take the language exam. You will see various options and students with transfer work will select the appropriate response.


What Do I Bring for Orientation? 

  • Pencils/Paper
  • Casual clothing
  • Jackets or sweaters (meeting rooms may be cold)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella (for those random summer showers)
  • Picture I.D. for verification purposes