Permits & Testing

Language Placement Testing

Language Placement Tests are used to gauge the level of proficiency a student has achieved in another language. These tests offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their foreign language proficiency and close out their Foreign Language Credit Requirement (depending on their major and test score). 

PLEASE READ: A placement test is NOT a course permit. After you take a language placement test, please submit ANOTHER permit request and include your test date and score.

Select a campus below for more information about scheduling an on-campus or virtual Language Placement Test.

Language(s) Offered: French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish

If you wish to take a placement test for a language that is not listed above, please read over the BYU Testing instructions down below.

USF St. Petersburg campus

Language Placement Testing on the USF St. Petersburg campus is currently issued online through the Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center

SCHEDULE AN ONLINE LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST

Placement Test fee: $25

Language(s) Offered: French, Spanish

Required Materials:

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Camera

  • Microphone

  • USF Student ID

  • A Second Photo ID
  • Debit or Credit Card (for the exam fee)

Questions?

Please contact testing@usfsp.edu

USF Tampa & USF Sarasota-Manatee campus


FALL 2022

Language Placement Testing is offered both in-person at the USF Tampa campus (CPR 419) and virtually on Microsoft Teams.

Currently, the last date of IN-PERSON testing for the Fall 2022 semester is Thursday, Dec 8th. The last date of VIRTUAL testing will be Friday, Dec 16th.


On-Campus testing

On-Campus testing at USF Tampa (CPR 419) is available on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary. Please arrive at least 1 hour before we close to ensure that you have enough time to take the test. See the schedule below:

Fall 2022 semester (last day: Tues, Dec 6)

Mondays
(9am - 3pm)

Tuesdays
(11am - 4pm)

* Please see down below for details on materials required for testing.


Virtual Testing

Virtual testing is by appointment only and proctors must be contacted using the link below to schedule an appointment. Make sure that in the link, you write your full first and last name, USF email, and USF ID (U#). Only one appointment must be made per student. You have the option to change your appointment, but you cannot change the appointment later than 24 hours before your appointment. 

* New testing appointments are released weekly on testing days. Please check back on the scheduling page 1-3 business days later if there are no available testing appointments. Note that all testing times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Schedule A Virtual Testing Appointment

Fall 2022 semester (last day: Thurs, Dec 8) Special Dates: (Dec 9 - Dec 16 TBA)

Mondays:
9am - 1pm

Wednesdays:
9am - 3pm

Thursdays:
9am - 1pm

Tues, Nov 29:
12pm - 5pm

Fri, Dec 2:
9am - 5pm

* Please see down below for details on materials required for testing.


Materials Needed

Placement Test fee: $25

Language(s) Offered: French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish
*If you wish to take a placement test for a language that is not listed above, please read over the BYU Testing instructions.

Required Materials for On-Campus and Virtual Testing:

  • Photo ID
  • Debit or Credit Card (for the exam fee)

Additional Required Materials for Virtual Testing: 

  • Microsoft Teams
  • A laptop with a working camera
  • A laptop that can share screens
  • Microphone

Please note that a tablet will not work. Please make sure to use a computer that can screenshare and is able to use a camera at the same time. We will not be able to proctor if you do not have the requirements needed for the test. 

***Testing dates/times are always subject to change***

For more information about placement testing, please contact Patricia Boyd.
Do NOT email the test proctors with your questions.

 

BYU Testing

If you are looking to take a language placement test for a language that is not one of the following: French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish, then you might be able to take a BYU test for the target language.

BYU Tests are offered by appointment ONLY. Please email Patricia Boyd for more information.