Language Placement

Entering undergraduate students must complete a foreign language placement test prior to your first academic advising appointment at MAP Day. This requirement applies to all entering students who have previous experience in a foreign language, regardless of your intended degree, major or course of study. Oglethorpe offers coursework in Spanish, French, German, Japanese and elementary Latin.

To take your placement test, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Create Account & Sign In. Please create an account by clicking here to visit the OU Webcape Language Placement Portal. Please use the first name, last name and email used for your application. For student ID # please use the last 6 digits on your Petrel Pass or the last 4 digits of your SSN. Once your account is created, use those credentials to sign in.

Step 2: Choose Your Exam. Please plan to take the language placement exams for any languages you have studied in high school, whether or not you plan to continue in college.

Step 3: Complete the Exam. Note that you are held to the Oglethorpe University Honor Code during your testing, and you should not consult any outside sources. Students who plan to later submit AP/IB/Dual Enrollment credits for language should still take the exam. Each exam is designed to last about 30 mins.

Step 4: Receive Your Placement. At the end of your exam, you may see a language placement score. This score does NOT indicate your registration in any course. You will have the opportunity to express preferences about your classes on your Course Preference Form and will discuss your schedule with an advisor at MAP Day.

Offered by eMail

Japanese – If you wish to take the Japanese placement exam, please email the Office of Admission.

No placement needed

Latin – If you have studied Latin previously, or if you wish to begin it at Oglethorpe, you may enroll in LAT-101 in the fall. No placement test is currently offered in Latin. The instructor of LAT-101 will consult with you in the fall if higher placement is warranted.