Foreign Language Placement
Visit the Modern Languages website for information on taking a French, Spanish, German, or Russian Placement Exam. Testing Services is no longer responsible for these exams. If you need additional information, you may contact the Classical & Modern Languages Department at 502-852-6686.
Foreign Language Placement Tests are available to students who have high school study in a foreign language. Those students having background in a foreign language through other means should contact the Classical and Modern Language Department (852-6686) before registering to take any of the Foreign Language Placement tests. You may be eligible to receive credit for any course out of which you place. All results are subject to departmental approval and policies. Further information on those policies can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
If Modern Languages has advised you to that the FLATS exam for your foreign language placement test, please visit https://louisville.edu/modernlanguages/language-requirement/copy_of_FLATS-Testing for all the information. You will purchase the exam from Bringham Young University (BYU) first and then schedule an appointment with Testing Services (fees apply for both). After your exam has been scored the results will be mailed to UL Testing Services. If you "Pass" your FLATS test (1 in PeopleSoft), Transfer Services will awarded your credit. If you have any problems with your scores, check with your advisor or call Testing Services at 502-852-6606.
You can receive 12 hours of CLEP credit for a passing score in French, German or Spanish. Please visit the CLEP information page for additional information.
Testing Services does offer a pencil/paper placement exam in Latin. The fee for the Latin placement is $15 and required upon registration. Click here to schedule your appointment during the hours of Monday-Thursday between 7 am and 5 pm. We are closed on Friday! You will select Group: Latin Placement Exam and then will select the date and time you would like to take your exam. You MUST enter your U of L Student ID number during registration. You will pay the fee online with a debit/credit card and then will receive a confirmation email. If you need to reschedule, the directions to reschedule will be listed on your confirmation email.
If you have received ADA accommodations such as extended time, reduced distraction, a reader or a scribe from U of L's Disabilities Resource Center (502-852-6938), please call our office BEFORE scheduling any exam.
The LATIN exam will NOT be offered during Freshmen Orientation Sessions...please schedule a time PRIOR to your Orientation date.
The day of testing you will be required to bring a government issued photo id.
We do not allow personal belonging (purses, backpacks, cellphone, keys, watches, fitness trackers, etc.) inside the testing room.
If you bring any prohibited items, you will be required to leave them in your assigned locker in our office. You will be scanned with a metal detector before entry into the testing lab.