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. WRITE DOWN YOUR PLACEMENT AND ENROLL IN THE LEVEL IN WHICH YOU PLACE. 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 the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics.

Why have I been disenrolled?

There are several reasons why you might have been disenrolled.


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


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




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.

You have not taken the necessary pre-requisite course.

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

If you would like to take a different level than what you have placed in: 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 instructor permission and/or an override from the instructor in order to enroll in their course. Faculty want to make sure that students are appropriately challenged but not overwhelmed before they provide you with permission to enroll in a course that is different from your placement.

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

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




Below 250

FREN or SPAN 001

250 - 320

FREN or SPAN 002

321 - 400

FREN or SPAN 051

401 - 470

FREN or SPAN 052

Above 470

FREN or SPAN 100 level or above *

* If you score above 470 and are considering a major/minor in French or Spanish, it is recommended that you enroll in FREN 101 or SPAN 101. Other French options are FREN 107 or FREN 109. Other Spanish options are SPAN 105 or SPAN 109. Students with superior preparation may qualify for higher-numbered courses with permission of instructor.

Last modified April 22 2015 10:39 AM