Any student who is thinking of studying a language previously studied in high school should take the exam, regardless of the language requirements for the student's chosen major.
No, but if you place high you may earn extra academic credit (retroactive credit) after taking and passing the course into which you placed.
-- If you place into the third semester (203) and then take and pass the course, you will earn 4 credits for 203 and 4 additional retroactive credits for 102.
-- If you place into the fourth semester (204) or higher and then take and pass the course, you will earn 4 credits for the course and 8 additional retroactive credits for 102 and 203.
Yes. We will look at any available scores when determining your placement. We use your highest score when determining your placement.
The use of outside assistance of any kind is prohibited when taking the placement exam. This includes assistance obtained through electronic or other means such as websites, dictionaries, textbooks, other individuals, etc. It would be to your disadvantage to use outside assistance since doing so might place you into a higher course for which you would not be properly prepared. Moreover, using outside assistance would also be a violation of the Valparaiso University Honor Code: "I have neither given or received nor have I tolerated others' use of unauthorized aid."
If you plan to study a new language at Valpo (one that you did not study in high school), you do not need to take the exam for that language. You should consult with a faculty member within your major or the General Catalog to find out the General Education requirements for your degree program
You should consult with a faculty member within your major to find out whether a language is required for your major. When in doubt, go ahead and take the exam now just in case. An overview of the university's General Education requirements is available.
Contact the exam administrator.