Language Placement

Entering undergraduate students must complete a foreign language placement test two weeks before attending your selected MAP Day placement exam before August 1st. 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, and German.

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 minutes.

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.