Placement Tests

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Seattle Pacific University undergraduate students are required to meet a Foreign Language Requirement to earn a bachelor’s degree from SPU.

If you have not completed three years of study of the same foreign language in high school with a grade of C or better in your final year, you should take a placement test to determine the level for which you should register.

What foreign language placement tests are offered?

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

What if I want to study a foreign language not offered by Seattle Pacific?

Contact your academic counselor.

Register for a placement test


  • Auto-enroll in a placement exam here.
  • Follow the directions for the placement exam you wish to take. You must take your placement test in full once you begin.
  • Technical difficulties? If you experience any technical difficulties while taking the exam, email or call 206-281-2170, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Your test score will be added to Banner within 24 hours.


If you have questions about the Foreign Language Competency requirement, contact your academic counselor.


For any other issues, contact or call 206-281-2617.


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