Language assessments for new (spring admit) students  and continuing students

Scheduled on-campus assessments will be offered before and during the first week of classes.  See the schedule and sign up for an appointment.

Language assessments for new students (Spring admit first years and transfers) and continuing students!  

As explained in the university catalog, by Oct. 1 of their first year, new students must complete their language assessment IN THE LANGUAGE(S) THEY STUDIED PREVIOUSLY.  You must take the test in the language(s) you studied in high school.

 If you are a new student or a continuing student and one of the following is true for you, please read this entire announcement!  Otherwise, skip it!

  1. Did you fail to take a language assessment on-line during the summer or during January when you were instructed to do so?
  2. For some other reason, do you NOT have a language placement score recorded in your OnTrack degree audit?
  3. Did you receive a message asking you to take or re-take the language assessment in a proctored setting?
  4. Are you a native speaker of a language taught at Elon and might you want to take a class taught in your native language to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements (e.g. Civilization, Expression-literature, Advanced Studies)?
  5. Are you dissatisfied with the results of your first placement exam attempt and would like to try one more time? You are entitled two attempts.

If you are a continuing student and never fulfilled the requirement to take the language assessment, you may join the new students for an appointment during specific hours on 1/30, 1/31, 2/4 and 2/5. See the posted schedule, which you can access here. NOTE: For students planning to take the assessment in French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian and/or Spanish, in order to guarantee that you have a seat, sign up here for an appointment at least 24 hours before testing time.  If you just show up, we cannot guarantee you a spot nor can we guarantee that testing will be open if no one signs up ahead of time. 

You should allow approximately 30-45 minutes to complete the assessment and associated paperwork. You must bring your laptop and your Phoenix Card or another photo id in order to take the test.

If you have any questions, send an email to and use “language assessment – spring semester” in the subject line.