Foreign Language Placement
Did you take foreign language classes in high school? If you studied Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish in high school and want to continue taking classes in that language at Ball State, you must take the placement test prior to enrolling in a language course. The tests, administered through the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, typically take between 30 – 45 minutes to complete and then designate the correct class for you to put on your schedule. You cannot enroll in a higher level class than the test indicates. If you have studied more than two years of the language in high school, you cannot enroll in the 101 course without taking the placement exam or receiving permission from the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.
The best part about language placement is that once the indicated course is completed with a C or higher, you will receive credit for all lower level courses. It is a great way to earn free credits based on the experiences and knowledge that you accumulated in high school! Another incentive for taking foreign language courses is that those numbered 102 or higher may apply to the University Core Curriculum (UCC).
Placement tests are given daily during summer orientation or may be arranged on other dates through the Department of Modern Languages and Classics (North Quad 178, 765-285-1383).
Freshman Academic Advising Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 339
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)