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Department of Romance Languages

French, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish Placement Exam Schedule

for students currently enrolled at Hunter College

All scheduled placement tests have been suspended until further notice  

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 9:30 - 11:03am

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

Location: Chanin Language Center (209 Hunter West)

About all three placement exams: To take any placement examination in the Romance Languages, you must sign up online at the following URL several days before the event:

Please be aware that these exams are not given by appointment. Although not timed, each exam takes approximately one hour. You are welcome to walk in within the 2-hour time frame, but allow yourself enough time to finish before the end-time.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have registered for the exam.

These exams are available only to students enrolled at Hunter at the present time. Bring your Hunter ID card to show as you enter and have your EMPL ID# & netID on hand. Also, bring a pen or a pencil for the writing sample.

About the French & Spanish Placement Exams: These are computer adaptive exams consisting of multiple-choice questions, plus a writing sample. They are administered on a first-come first-serve basis. If all the computer stations are in use when you arrive, please be prepared to wait.

About the Italian & Portuguese Placement Exams: Like the French and Spanish exams, the Italian & Portuguese exams include a writing sample and multiple-choice questions, but they are regular paper-and-pencil exams, not computer-adaptive.

Who should take the test? You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity if you need to fulfill the language requirement (or the Common Core and Hunter Focus) and if any of the following considerations apply to you:

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

Results. Results are usually posted within two days of the test under “Recommendations” at


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