For those who already have the ability in a language prior to registering for a UNO language course, the Department offers the placement test. This test is offered in French, German, and Spanish.
The placement test result is not a grade nor does it grant the student any credit. Instead, the result is expressed as the number of the course into which the student is qualified to proceed. Upon completion of the assigned course with a grade of C or better, the student may apply for bypass credit for courses preceding the one completed.
The test is available several times per year, especially around registration time and there is no charge for this test.
For Fall 2023
Please e-mail ForeignLanguagesLab@uno.edu to schedule an appointment for the exam. For tests administered on campus, come with a pencil and a picture ID. For tests proctored remotely, test taker must have access to a computer with camera and audio. ID verification will be required before the beginning the test. All tests will begin promptly at the time stated and will last approximately one hour.
All tests are administered in the Foreign Languages Lab (Liberal Arts Room 350) and/or online. Tests begin promptly at the stated time. On the day of the test, please arrive early and have your picture ID at hand.