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Placement Exam Information
Who needs to take a language?
All LAS Majors
All CCOMM Majors
All International Management Majors
Everyone who is interested in broadening their horizons
What is the language requirement?
2 semesters of a language at the 200 level or above
Who needs to take the language placement exam?
All students enrolling in Chinese, French, German or Spanish classes who "took" that language in high school
If you have not "taken" the language before, DO NOT take the placement exam. Enroll in 101!
How do I get access to a language placement exam?
if you are a returning Butler student
Incoming freshmen have access through their placement exam portal
How do I find out where I placed?
Visit my.butler.edu: Self Service > Student Center > Other Academics (pull down) > Test Results
Ask your advisor
How do I enroll in language classes once I have taken the placement exam?
See your advisor
Can I take the two classes online?
No, the Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures department allows
Can I take the classes at another university, perhaps over the summer?
Before taking any classes at another institution, you must obtain pre-approval from the department
Be sure to submit all supporting documentation (course description, etc.) with the form
5 Reasons to Do Well on the Placement Exam
Placing higher will ensure a shorter time to complete my requirement. (You need to complete 2 courses at the 200 level or above!)
You may qualify for a minor or major later down the road. Aim high!
Students placing at 300-level are eligible for up to 9 Advanced Placement Credits toward a major or minor.
Students who place under their true level often become bored, skip classes, do not complete assignments, and do worse than if they were challenged at their level.
Finish your language studies at the highest level possible. The world is getting smaller and those language skills likely will be useful in your professional and personal life now and later on.
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