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.
If you have never studied the language before and know absolutely no vocabulary, please indicate on the application that you would like a pre-placement test waiver. Otherwise, all applicants must take the pre-placement test in order for their application to be complete.
The results of the preliminary placement tests are solely for the purpose of self-assessment and level estimation prior to the program.
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 orientation. By applying for admission, the student indicates acceptance of the placement deemed appropriate by the Summer Intensive Language Program faculty.