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Department of Romance Languages Placement Tests

Placement Exams in Italian, French, and Portuguese have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

There is currently no way to evaluate students' level of proficiency in Portuguese. Students interested in testing out of Portuguese or having their level evaluated should check back mid-semester in the fall.

Italian and French will conduct informal placement through email and/or communication by phone/Zoom. Students should contact the appropriate undergraduate advisor for the respective language.

Only SPANISH has a special Online Placement Exam

On-line (not 209W) Spanish Placement Exam Dates

for students currently enrolled at Hunter College

Friday, May 15, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00pm


for incoming Freshmen at Hunter College

Monday, June 8, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 12:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, July 10, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm



To take the Spanish Placement Examination during this period of remote learning, you must sign up online at the following URL several days before the event:

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have registered for the exam. ALERT: the exam is given online, not in 209W.  As you may already know, this is a different exam than the one normally given on-site. More information and instructions will follow a couple of days prior to your examination date.

The special Spanish Placement Examination is available to Hunter students only.


Who should take the placement test? You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity if you need to fulfill the foreign language requirement (the Hunter Focus/Concentrated Study) and if any of the following considerations apply to you:

  • you have studied one of these languages in high school or at another college,
  • some time has passed since your last foreign language course,
  • you have some knowledge of language but never studied it formally,ou have some knowledge of language but never studied it formally,·      
  • you have had exposure to the language through family, social, travel, or work connections.


To check your results, which are usually posted within a week of the test, please look under “Recommendations” at It is best to do so via computer, as mobile devices do not always display the results.


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