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Non-Native (Foreign) Language Placement Test

All ISU students who are exempt from the Basic Studies Non-Native Language Requirement, but who wish to continue language study, are required to take the Non-Native Language Placement Test to determine what course to enroll in at ISU.

If you are an incoming ISU student who is interested in continuing language study, the test must be completed before attending orientation. There is no charge to take the Non-Native Language Placement Test.

Instructions for Latin Placement Test

Instructions for French, German, and Spanish Placement Test

  • To take the placement test, click here.
  • Create an account
  • Select which test you would like to take: French, German, Spanish.
  • You may take any of the language tests but are limited to one time each.

Computer Requirements

Prior to logging on to the test site, review the following to ensure your system meets specific requirements.

Internet Connection: To access (and complete) the test, you must have access to 56K modem dial-up connection. Broadband, cable modem, or DSL Internet connection is recommended for optimal performance

System Requirements

:: Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 1.5+
:: 300 MHz processor or better
:: 64 MB RAM or better

MACINTOSH OS/X (10.3, 10.4)
:: Firefox 1.5+, Safari 1.2.1+ (new question editor not available on Safari)
:: 300 MHz processor or better
:: 64 MB RAM or better

:: SuSE 9.2, 10.1, 10.2; Red Hat Enterprise 3.0, 4.0
:: 300 MHz processor or better
:: 64 MB RAM or better

If your computer does not meet these requirements, please use a computer at the any ISU computer lab, your local library, or high school.

If you are an incoming ISU student, and you are unable find a testing site that possesses the necessary requirements to take the Non-Native Language Placement Test online, you may take the test during your New Student Orientation session.


If you have questions regarding the online Non-Native Language Placement Test, please contact the Testing Office. To help us serve you better, please write Non-Native Language Placement in the subject line of your email.

University Testing
Indiana State University
John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana
(812) 237-9634


University Testing
Normal Hall
650 Eagle Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
812.237.7764 (FAX)