Language Placement Guidelines

Measure and document your foreign language experience for course placement or to fulfill the language proficiency requirement for your degree.

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Exam Process

Fisher uses the ACTFL Proficiency Placement Test (APPT) to assess your language skills in French and/or Spanish. The APPT is a computer adaptive, criterion-referenced test of reading and listening proficiency. The APPT is free for Fisher students and takes a total of 60 minutes or less to administer both sections. Results are aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced language abilities.

Consult the APPT website for details about format and topics. It also includes a comprehensive guide and a demo in English, French, and Spanish.

Request a Language Placement Exam

NOTE: No credit is awarded for taking this language proficiency test. Fisher offers several credit-by-examination options which are described on the website.