Placement Exams

Placement exams: taking the right first class

You don’t even need to leave the comfort of home for this one. Follow the instructions below on your very own laptop, smart phone, tablet, or toaster if it’s got internet access and a screen.

Current and Incoming ISU Students:

If you’ve taken any of the languages below before coming to ISU, take a placement exam to make sure you’re not overwhelmed or bored by your coursework in our department. To begin the exam, click on the corresponding link below and create an account. If you don’t have an ISU student ID yet, you can skip that line of the account registration.

Once you’ve finished your exam, reach out to and one of our WLC advisors can help create your learning plan.

Iowa High School Teachers:

Want your current students to see how they’d rank at the college level? It’s a great way to build their confidence and get them interested in continuing their language learning beyond high school. Please click the link below to receive a customized link for your high school students to use to take our placement tests. Once completed, we’ll send you their scores in a spreadsheet.

*Anyone else interested in taking or using the exam must contact WLC@IASTATE.EDU before doing so.