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iun placement testing

Students who have a strong background in a foreign language are strongly encouraged to take the Modern Language Placement Test.

  • Students who have already completed a college-level modern language course or dual credit/AP test credit may not take the placement test in that language.
  • The tests available at IU Northwest are French, German and Spanish.  For other languages the student must contact the Placement Coordinator to arrange a test from the Bloomington campus.
  • Students with no previous college-level coursework, who take the test by the end of their second semester, will not be charged for any credit received. Transfer students who take the test during their first semester will be charged $21.00 for any course credit earned.
  • All other students will be assessed the regular credit hour fee at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate.
  • There is a $13.80 fee for the modern language placement test - paid at the Office of Student Accounts - before taking the test.
  • Please bring your receipt to your testing appointment.

To sign up for a Modern Language Placement test, please contact the Placement Testing Coordinator at (219) 980-6830 or by email