For Foreign Language Exam
Q: What is the Foreign Language Placement test?
A: The foreign language placement test helps students to register for the appropriate level course for a foreign language. The unproctored placement test does NOT exempt a student from any language requirements. The placement test merely informs students where they should begin their language study at Heidelberg University.
Note: This test does NOT assess English proficiency for international students. International students should contact Julie Arnold in the Office of International Affairs and Studies.
Q: Who needs to take the foreign language placement test?
A: The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study, based on your proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and listening.
Q: What language tests are offered?
A: Foreign language placement tests are available in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
Q: When and where will the Foreign Language Placement test take place?
A: The Foreign Language Placement test MUST be taken prior to attending Orientation. It is in an online format via OASIS.
Q: I am a transfer student, took Advanced Placement, or receive language credit already. Do I need to complete the exam.
A: Yes, you must enter OASIS and enter the link to take the language exam. You will see various options and students with transfer work will select the appropriate response.
What Do I Bring for the 2-Day Orientation?
- Linens, including pillows, blankets, & towels (towels, sheets, blankets and pillows will NOT be provided)
- Personal Items (i.e. soap, hairdryer, shampoo)
- Alarm clock
- Cell phone and charger
- Casual clothing
- Jackets or sweaters (meeting rooms may be cold)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Umbrella (for those random summer showers)
- Spending money for snacks
- Picture I.D. for verification purposes