Students entering the 200-level or above in Japanese or Chinese language courses for the first time are required to take the language placement exam. This allows the professors to assess skill level for appropriate course placement. The exam is both written and oral. Students will be asked to take the written portion of the exam first and will then meet individually with the professor for the oral exam.
Students who have not previously studied the language and are enrolled in a 100-level language course are not required to take the exam.
The 2017 exam will be conducted: