Foreign Language Placement Exam

  • Students who wish to continue the study of a foreign language begun in high school must take a placement exam in order to be placed at the appropriate level. Students may be eligible to receive credit for any courses placed out of by taking the course placed into.
  • The placement test may not be used to earn credit if the student already has received college or university level credit in Spanish (including AP Credit) at the University of Louisville or elsewhere.


Click on the links below to learn details about how and where to take placement tests and to find the names of people to contact with questions.


American Sign Language









Spanish as a Second Language

Spanish as a Heritage Language



Language credit can be awarded based on scores from the CLEP , IB or AP exams for French, German, or Spanish.

All results are subject to departmental approval and policies. More information on the policies is included in the undergraduate catalog.


Do you speak a language not on this list?  See what options exist for speakers of languages not taught at UofL.