University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics


Language Placement Test Instructions

All students enrolling in French or Spanish for the first time at UVM must take the placement test. The test must be taken within 90 days of registration. If you are disenrolled, please see the section below on disenrollment.


Click on this link to take the test:
Password: catamounts1

The exam will take approximately 30 minutes.

Your placement score:

At the end of the test your results will appear on-screen along with your placement. Make sure you write down your test score and the level in which you have placed. This information will also be recorded by the UVM course registration system to cross-check with your course registration.

If you need to see your results again you should log in to the exam, fill in the top part of the survey as you did when you took the exam, and then press the resume button. (This process works if the exam is interrupted, as long as at least one question has been answered).

If you do not believe the test score accurately reflects your abilities, please contact us.

Why have I been disenrolled?

There are several reasons why you might have been disenrolled.


1. You have attempted to enroll in a course below or above the level into which you tested.


2. You did not take the appropriate placement exam OR you did not fully complete and submit your exam online.




3. You did not enter your 95 number correctly OR the name you entered does not match how you are listed in the system, therefore the computer cannot match your score with your name in the registration system.

4. You have not taken the necessary pre-requisite course(s).

** If you are disenrolled, follow the instructions for the placement test above and re-enroll at the appropriate level.**

If you would like to enroll in a different level than where you have placed: Contact the main office to see if they can remove your placement test hold. Depending on your test score, this may not be possible. If the placement test hold cannot be removed, you will need to contact the instructor directly to receive their permission to enroll in the course. If given permission, the instructor can alert the main office or provide you with an override.

Please make sure to include your full name and 95 number with any correspondence.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.



         UVM Course Indicated

         Below 226

       French 001 or Spanish 001


       French 002 or Spanish 002


       French 051 or Spanish 051


       French 052 or Spanish 52

         above 440

   100 level French or Spanish*

* Students scoring above 440 and considering a major/minor in French are recommended to enroll in FREN101. Other options are FREN107 and FREN109. Students with superior preparation may qualify for higher-numbered courses with permission of instructor.

Last modified May 05 2015 10:21 AM