Language Placement

Entering undergraduate students must complete a foreign language placement test prior to May 15. 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.

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 and will discuss your schedule with an advisor this summer.

Special Cases:

Japanese: This exam is offered by email. If you wish to take the Japanese placement exam, please email the Office of Admission.

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