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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 a course for dual credit/AP test credit may not take the placement test in that language.
  • Students who have completed a college level modern language course may take the Placement Test for placement but they may not receive special credit for courses they already took.
  • 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.
  • Any student who is full-time (12 cr. or above) does not need to pay for special credits under the banded tuition fee for full-time students, regardless of their Freshman to Senior status. Transfer and new students in their first year who are part-time are also exempt from charge for special credits. All others must pay a specific per credit rate for eligible special credits.  
  • 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