Placement Testing

About the Foreign-Language Placement Test

Placement tests for French and Spanish are available online so that you can find the appropriate class for your level of skills.  Many majors at Loyola have a language requirement of two semesters in which students take the course that they place into plus one additional semester of the same language.  It is advantageous to start this requirement as an entering freshman to avoid forgetting what you have already learned.

Check the language requirement for your major 

How to test online

Note:  Tests are available online 2 weeks prior to registration each semester.  Testing at other times is arranged via appointments with Dr. Alice Kornovich:

Who should test?

All students who have previously studied French and Spanish should take the test.  For other languages, you will contact and interview with professors at the beginning of the semester.


What is the test like?

The test is multiple choice and covers grammar, reading, and vocabulary.  The test is adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of a question varies depending on how you respond.  Do not be discouraged if you are unfamiliar with certain material.  Make your best guess and move on to the next question.  The test will take about 20 minutes.  Take the test one time only.

Important:  If you place at the 300 level, you will be required to meet with a member of the faculty in the Department of Languages & Cultures.  To arrange a meeting, contact:  Dr. Alice Kornovich,

If you have a problem taking the test or if you think there may be a problem with your placement for some reason, again contact Dr. Alice Kornovich,


Scores are available at the end of the test.  You may print out a copy if you need the results immediately. After a 2 day delay, the results will also be available on your “On-Course” link on LORA.