Testing calendar for the 2015 - 2016 academic year

New students

New students will have the opportunity to take the exam during Orientation week as a part of their introduction to campus. Specific test times will be determined by students’ orientation schedule.

Returning students

Returning students will have several opportunities to take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam during the 2015-16 academic year. Test dates are scheduled in advance of important registration deadlines, to ensure students will receive their scores in time to register for a foreign language class as a back up plan, and after semester breaks, to ensure that students who have studied a language while abroad or have reviewed on their own during the break can take the exam while their language skills are still fresh. Saturday test dates are offered to accommodate busy morning course schedules; students who expect to have conflicts on one or more of the test dates should register early and plan accordingly.

Students who wish to take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam are advised to do so as soon as possible. With languages, you use it or you lose it: those students who studied a language in high school but waited until their junior or senior year at Puget Sound to take the exam typically do not do well. The longer you wait to take the exam, the less likely you are to pass and the more likely you are to risk delaying your graduation. 

While the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching proctors all foreign language proficiency exams on campus, these exams are provided by outside contractors and sent away for grading. As a result, some exams must be ordered for students in advance.  In order to allow ample time for exams to arrive, please sign up for a testing date at least 1 week in advance. Last-minute test requests cannot always be accommodated and you may have to wait until the next test date. 

Register for the exam





Orientation testing: White Group only

Monday, August 24

Tuesday, August 25

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209

Orientation testing: Maroon Group only

Thursday, August 27

Friday, August 28

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209

After summer break and before the add deadline for the Fall 2015 term : All students welcome


Saturday, August 29

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209

Before registration begins for the Spring 2016 term: All students welcome

Saturday, October 24

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209