Placement Exams

Placement Exams help determine your level of language proficiency in order to place you in the class that is best for you. Please print out a copy of your placement exam. If you feel your placement exam results do not appropriately reflect your language proficiency level, talk to someone in the appropriate language department.

Spanish and French exams are now online and publicly available.

For Spanish
The exam is used for students in both the Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) and the Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL) programs. Go to: to take the exam.

For French
To take the exam, go to:

German placement exams are also online. To access them, please contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) at 505-277-7367 or email at

Testing Out
If you are looking to test out of a class or take exams other than foreign language placement exams, you need to contact the UNM Testing Center at 505-277-5346.