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CEUS Language Placement & Proficiency Exams

Register here for Fall 2013 placement/proficiency exam day Thursday, August 22, 2013. You must register by Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

Placement Exams

Placement Exams are required for students entering any CEUS language with previous language experience both formal and informal. Exams are available for the following languages:

  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Kazakh
  • Mongolian
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • other Central Asian languages depending (Dari, Tajik, etc.)

Undergraduates: May fulfill the undergraduate language requirement by testing through the intermediate level.  In some cases credit may be awarded. There is no charge for the exam for any IU student. 

Graduate: May fulfill the research language requirement by testing through the Intermediate level.  There is no charge for the exam for any IU student.


Proficiency Exams

Undergraduates:  May fulfill the undergraduate language requirement by testing through the intermediate level. In some cases credit may be awarded. There is no charge for the exam for any IU student. 

Undergraduate Native Speakers:  Beginning April 16, 2012, undergraduate students whose native language is not English and who graduated from high school in a non-English speaking country may fulfill the foreign language requirement by providing documentation.  It is no longer necessary for these students to take a proficiency test in their native language.  For more information and an application see the College of Arts and Sciences website at http://college.indiana.edu/recorder/forms.shtml.

Graduates:  May fulfill the research language requirement by testing through the Intermediate level.  There is no charge for the exam for any IU student.

Non IU students

Non IU students may take an exam to demonstrate proficiency.  A $125 fee will be accessed for this service.  For more information contact the Department at 812-855-2233 or ceuslc@indiana.edu.