If you plan to continue your modern language studies, you should take the French, German, or Spanish placement test. Michigan Tech offers a Minor and an International Minor in Modern Languages as well as Certificates in Modern Language and Area Study in French, German, and Spanish.
The Modern Language Placement Test is used as a guide to place you at the appropriate level of study. All students with more than one year of high school language study are required to take the MTU online placement exam (registration information below). Exception: students who have scored a 3 or above on the Princeton AP exam are automatically given a waiver for 3rd year courses.
Placement credits are assigned by language and by course. Students should consult the instructor's syllabus for the list of courses for which they will receive placement credit. Students can receive a maximum of 9 placement credits in any language. Students must receive a B or better in their validation (placement) course in order to receive placement credits.
In addition, students may satisfy the World Cultures General Education requirement by taking two semesters of a modern language plus the one-credit World Cultures Activities course (UN 1003).
Instructions for taking the Modern Language Online Placement Test
You may arrange to take the Placement Test by mail or in person, though you are encouraged to take the Modern Language Placement Test online, prior to your arrival on campus. To do so, follow these instructions:
|Step 1||Pre-register for the test by filling out the Placement Test Registration Form.|
|Step 2||Print and mail the Registration Form and a $5 dollar processing fee to the Cashier's Office.|
| Cashier's/Student Service Center
103 Administration Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
|Step 3||Don't forget to include your eMail address. Upon receipt of your Registration Form and fee, the Modern Languages Placement Director will be notified and will send a login and password to you via e-mail.|
|Step 4||With your login and password, log onto the Michigan Tech Placement Testing website and follow the directions.|
For further information about Placement, contact Dr. Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval.