Spanish Placement Test

USM offers an online Spanish Placement Test to assess your current language abilities—matching you with the best USM Spanish course for your level of proficiency.

The placement test is free, easy, and can be completed anywhere with internet access. The test takes approximately 20-30 minutes—and it includes only grammar, vocabulary, and reading (no oral component).

Instant Notification
Once you complete the test, you’ll received an instant notification of the Spanish course you should enroll in, along with your placement test score.

Getting Started!
Contact the Spanish Program Director Sofía Paredes at [email protected].


EXPERIENCED SPEAKERS—Spanish Placement Exam
If you’re an experienced speaker (learned the language in school or speak Spanish in your home), you should take the Spanish Placement Exam to determine what level of Spanish to enroll.

Native Spanish speakers and those with lifelong contact with Spanish may not enroll in elementary Spanish courses (Spanish 1, 2, or 3) without consent of the Spanish Program. There are no exceptions to this policy.