Testing calendar for the 2014 - 2015 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. Students who plan to test out of the language requirement must sign up in Wheelock Student Center on Friday, August 22, 2014, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m..  Testing appointments will take place the following week and will be determined by students’ orientation schedule.

Current students

Current students will have five opportunities to take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam during the 2014-15 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. There is also one Saturday test date offered to accommodate students with busy morning course schedules; students who expect to have conflicts during the week should be sure to add the Saturday date to their calendar 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

 

Date

Time

Location

Exam registration for new students

Friday, August 22

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Wheelock Student Center

Orientation testing: White Group

Monday, August 25

Tuesday, August 26

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209

Orientation testing: Maroon Group

Thursday, August 28

Friday, August 29

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209

After summer break

Before the add deadline for the Fall 2014 term

Tuesday, September 2

Wednesday, September 3

8 - 10:30 a.m.

Howarth 109

After winter break

Tuesday, January 20

Wednesday, January 21

8 - 10:30 a.m.

Howarth 109

Before registration begins for the Fall 2015 term

Saturday, March 28

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Wyatt 203 & 209