Spanish Online Placement Test 2019-2020

All first-year students who plan to fulfill a language requirement or would like to continue with their study of Spanish, and all transfer students who plan to take Spanish MUST take the online placement test before registering for courses (Unless you have the indicated AP scores).

The Spanish Placement Test is offered online over the summer and during the academic year.
* FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE SPANISH PLACEMENT TEST BY JULY 31st.

Take Spanish online placement test:
http://placement-test.mmlc.northwestern.edu/

Access to Spanish placement results:
http://placement-test.mmlc.northwestern.edu/

*If you score high enough on the online portion, you will earn “reassessment” on the placement exam. The “REASSESSMENT” (oral interview and written composition) will be required to confirm your level of proficiency. This follow-up exam will determine whether you have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement and/or qualify for Spanish 199-0 or 200-level Spanish courses.

Please note: If you take the placement test before July 31st, your results will be posted online at http://placement-test.mmlc.northwestern.edu by August 1st. 

If you take the placement test between August 1st and September 12th, your results will be posted online at the same URL on September 12th.

If you take the placement test after September 12th, your results will be posted online at the same URL as above within 48 hours after you have completed the exam.

Seats reserved for first-year students taking Spanish 121-1, 125-0, 199-0 and 203-0 in Fall 2019 will be available during New Student Registration period. Please click on the Course Notes in CAESAR for more details.

Spanish Reassessment Session I
(Only for students who earned "reassessment" on the online placement exam.)
TBD by WCAS

Spanish Reassessment Session II
(Only for students who earned "reassessment" on the online placement exam.)
Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Before registering for Spanish courses at Northwestern, you MUST take the online Spanish placement test unless any of the following applies to you:

Your AP exam scores in Spanish language AND literature are both 5.  You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 220. If you have questions, please consult any departmental undergraduate adviser.



Your AP exam score in Spanish language OR literature is a 5.
  You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 203-0 Individual & Society through Written Expression or Spanish 207-0 for Heritage Learners. If you have any questions, please email Elisa Baena.

Your AP exam score in Spanish language and/or literature is a 4.  
You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement in Spanish. To continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern, you'll need to register for Spanish 199-0 Language in Context: Contemporary Spain or or Spanish 197-0 for Heritage Learners. First-year students are advised to take this course in fall quarter. If you have any questions, please email Elena Lanza. 



Your AP exam score in Spanish language is a 3.
  You will satisfy the Weinberg foreign language requirement in Spanish by taking Accelerated Intermediate Spanish Spanish 125-0 or Spanish 127-0 for Heritage Learners and passing the course with a C- or better. All new students should take this course immediately in fall, as it is offered only in Fall Quarter. If you have any questions, please email Asha Nagaraj.



You took high school Spanish for less than two years.
To continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern, register for SPANISH 101-1, offered only in fall quarter. If you have any questions, please email Raquel Amorese.

The Spanish placement test is given online only. You should take the test before coming to campus in the fall. If you don’t have access to the internet, you may take the placement test on a computer in your student residence or in a computer lab as soon as you arrive on campus.



There are many advantages to taking the online test as early as possible in the summer: You'll get your score in time to learn about the course in which you'll begin. You can take the test when you feel ready. You can take the time you need to complete the test. You can work in a quiet, relaxed testing environment.


Spanish Placement Reassessment Schedule for 2019-2020


Other than during Wildcat Welcome, Reassessment of the placement test will be held by appointment only, during the week of Registration and the week of Change of Registration Period (add/drop). Once you have retrieved your placement exam results (indicating “Reassessment”), email Chyi Chung, the Director of Spanish Language Program, to make an appointment, according to the schedule below.


Fall 2019

Reassessment of the placement test during Wildcat Welcome:
(No appointment necessary)

Reassessment Session I: TBD

Reassessment Session II: Monday, September 23

(By appointment only)
September 24, September 30, 2019

Winter 2020

Reassessment of the placement test by appointment only:
Monday, November 18 to Friday, November 22, 2019
Monday, January 6 to Friday, January 10, 2020

Spring 2020

Reassessment of the placement test by appointment only:
Monday, February 24 to Friday, February 28, 2020
Tuesday, March 31 to Monday, April 6, 2020

Fall 2020
Reassessment of the placement test by appointment only:
Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 22, 2020

If you have Spanish placement questions, please email Shannon Millikin, Spanish Placement Coordinator.

If you have Spanish reassessment questions, please email Chyi Chung, Director of the Spanish Language Program.