Academic Writing  

 

 
60 minutes

1 survey item  

Choose one of three essays 

The exam consists of a written essay. Your essay will be evaluated in determining your writing placement. 

Arabic

 

60 minutes 

60 multiple-choice items 

Vocabulary, grammar, syntax, parts of speech, and appropriate usage

 

Chemistry

 

60 minutes 

60 multiple-choice items 
 

Quantitative skills, and chemical concepts including:
nomenclature, stoichiometry, determination of limiting reactant, determination of empirical formula and use of the Periodic Table.
Chinese Simplified/ Chinese Traditional

120 minutes

60 multiple-choice items and a writing section

Section I contains 60 multiple-choice items testing students knowledge of chinese vocabulary, characters, structure, cultural expressions and reading comprehension. Section II is writing.
French

 

60 minutes 

80 multiple-choice items 

Grammar, syntax, and reading comprehension

 

German

 

60 minutes 

100 multiple-choice items 

Vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension

 

Italian

60 minutes

50 multiple-choice items

Grammar, vocabulary and, reading comprehension
Japanese

 

150 minutes 

73 multiple-choice and fill in the blank items 

Vocabulary, grammar, syntax, parts of speech, and appropriate usage

 

Latin

 

60 minutes 

73 multiple-choice items 

Latin reading, vocabulary, and grammar

 

Modern Greek

120 minutes

12 fill in the blank, essay and short answer items 

Vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension
Polish

 

60 minutes 

100 multiple-choice items 

Translations, vocabulary, syntax, and grammar

 

Russian

 

60 minutes 

49 multiple-choice items 

Reading ability, vocabulary, and structure

 

Spanish
120 minutes 

35-65 multiple items  

0-2 essays questions  

10-18 survey items

The Spanish Placement Test is an adaptive comprehensive exam. The length of the assessment ranges from 45-87 questions. The test covers vocabulary, grammar, syntax, parts of speech, appropriate usage and two essay questions.