Second Language Assessment

Students with previous training or experience in a second language who do not have advanced placement or college credit are required to take a Second Language Assessment before enrolling in a language course. The placement test for most languages is completely online and can be taken anytime. No proctor is required. To request access to the placement exam contact the main office of the World Languages and Cultures Program, 210 Kidder Hall, 541-737-2146 or Students will need to provide their OSU ID number.

Students without previous training or experience in a second language are highly encouraged to complete their second language requirement in their freshman year as only a limited number of seats are available and courses fill quickly. World Languages cannot guarantee accommodation and on-time graduation for students delaying the completion of their language requirement.

Ecampus students may contact Helen Wilhelm in World Languages and Cultures,, for information, a testing link and access code. You will need to provide your OSU ID. If you do not know your OSU ID number, please contact the Registrar or Admissions