Proficiency Testing is primarily for graduate students whose degree requires proof of proficiency in a foreign language.
The Foreign Language Examinations are given four times during the academic year on alternating Saturdays and Sundays. They are also given once during the summer. Dates, times, location and registration deadlines for upcoming tests are listed below.
2017 - 2018
All exams begin at 9:30 a.m. in the College Avenue Language Lab, Room 119
|Registration Deadline||Test Date|
|Friday, June 30, 2017||Saturday, July 8, 2017|
|Friday, September 22, 2017||Saturday, October 7, 2017|
|Friday, November 3, 2017||Sunday, November 19, 2017|
|Friday, January 26, 2018||Saturday, February 10, 2018|
|Friday, March 30, 2018||Sunday, April 8, 2018|
In modern languages, one of two selections, either a passage in the Humanities or the Sciences, must be translated into idiomatically correct English. Art History Ph.D. students taking the exam in German translate a text chosen by their department.
All students will have one hour and 45 minutes to complete the exam, during which one dictionary (non electronic) may be used.
Exams may be taken in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish - provided examiners are available. Please note that you CANNOT take the exam in your mother tongue!
Results may be obtained approximately two weeks after the exam date by calling either your department or the Graduate School.
The fee is $30.00 (non-refundable). A valid ID is necessary for admittance.
For further information, call (848) 932-7883 or email Daissy Santamaria at firstname.lastname@example.org.