World Language Placement

Summer and Fall Orientation World Language Placement Exams (UVA College of A&S)

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Swahili, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Click HERE for fall 2020 UVA placement test information.

Tests Taken Prior To Matriculation

SAT II Subject Test

We strongly encourage you to take an SAT II Subject Test for a world language. The last testing date applicable towards credit at U.Va. is the May/June test. If you are unable to take the exam, then you must take the College's World Language Placement Test before Summer Orientation for online Spanish, Italian, French and German Placement Exams and during Fall Orientation for all other languages.

For specific world language placement and exemption available based on SAT Subject Test scores, consult the World Language Placement Index.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Your AP test scores could grant you course exemption and academic credit hours. To see if this applies to you, reference your AP exam scores with the World Language Placement Index.

Higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

The College awards no credit for standard-level IB examinations.

Scores of 5, 6 or 7 on higher-level IB exams may qualify a student for advanced placement, introductory-level credit or exemption from the World Language Requirement. Consult the IB Exam Placement Index for placement and exemption available.

Scores below a 5 on the higher-level exam may be sufficient for higher-level placement with no credit. The appropriate language department makes all decisions on placement and the awarding of credit.

The College of Arts and Sciences accepts only IB scores sent directly from IB North America.