The purpose of the preliminary placement test is to inform both SILP participants and language coordinators regarding target language proficiency levels. It is very important that you do NOT get any assistance when taking this test. It is for general pre-grouping purposes and does not replace a formal placement test at Student Orientation.
The results of the preliminary placement tests are solely for the purpose of self-assessment and level estimation prior to the program. In addition to the preliminary placement test, SILP participants will be required to take a placement test on Orientation Day.
Regardless of level, all students are required to attempt the preliminary placement test. If you have never studied the language before and know absolutely no vocabulary, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a formal placement test waiver. Otherwise, all applicants must login to the system and attempt to answer any questions on the test.
Final placement in a particular level of language study is determined by performance on written and/or oral placement examinations/evaluations administered on the first day of the program. By applying for admission, the student indicates acceptance of the placement deemed appropriate by the Summer Intensive Language Program faculty.