Placement Testing

Placement testing is offered throughout the summer and the academic year.

Contact the Testing Center, in 3040 Anteater Instruction and Research Building (AIRB), at testcenter@uci.edu, at (949) 824-6207, or visit their Web site at for details on registering for a placement test.

Placement Table and Information

Students Action to be taken... In order to...
...without previous background ... Take a copy of your high school transcript to your academic counseling office to confirm no prior Spanish courses were taken … ... activate their eligibility to enroll in Spanish 1A … School of ... activate their eligibility to enroll in Spanish 1A
...with previous high school background ... take the Placement Test ... ... enroll in the appropriate course as indicated by the Placement Test
...with previous background from growing up speaking Spanish at home     ... take the Placement Test
    (Test B)   
... enroll in the appropriate course as indicated by the Placement Test
... with a previous course (or courses) from another college or university ... ... Take a copy of your college transcript to your academic counseling office to confirm no prior Spanish courses were taken … ... ... receive authorization to enroll in the next course
... who scored a 100 or above on the Placement Test, AND who graduated from a High School in a Spanishspeaking country, or a Spanish Academy ... ... may be exempt from taking a lower-division Spanish language class altogether. For more info, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Santiago Morales, at for a personal placement interview ... ... determine the level in which they should enroll
... who have already met the UCI General Education requirement for graduation with SAT Subject Test scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, or Advanced Placement (AP) examinations ... ... take the Placement Test ... ... enroll in the appropriate course as indicated by the Placement Test NOTE: Students cannot earn units or grade points at UCI in courses from which they have been exempted on the basis of IB or AP credit, even if the placement test result recommends enrollment in such a level
for graduation with SAT Subject Test Scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, or Advanced Placement (AP) examinations...   Placement Test NOTE:  Students cannot earn units or grade points at the UCI in courses from which they have been exempted on the basis of IB or AP credit, even if the placement test results recommends enrollment in such a level
... currently enrolled in any 1A through 2B course at UCI ... ... receive a "C" or better ... ... enroll for the next course within the series without having to take the placement test