Center for Student Success

Foreign Language Placement Exams

For Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish.

Beginning Spring 2014 semester the Center for Student Success is transitioning the Language Placement Exam testing to the Department of Languages and Culture. The student assistant to the Language Placement Exam, Joya Soiland, will be answering all inquiries. She can be reached at

Students may take the exam a maximum of THREE times during their Cal Lutheran career.

Students whose proctored test results show they are proficient at the second semester level or higher will complete the CORE 21 Foreign Language requirement but will NOT receive course credit.

Fall 2015 - Proctored LPE Test Dates

Please note, during testing any form of academic dishonesty will be reported to Academic Affairs.

Graduating Seniors: If you are planning to graduate in May and/or walk in May, the last opportunity to complete the language exam in a proctored setting and apply towards your degree is the last testing date listed before April 1st.

Day Date
Thursday 9/3/15 D Building - Room 8 5:00 - 6:30pm
SBET 138 5:00 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/28/15 SBET 138 5:00 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 12/2/15 SBET 138 5:00 - 6:30pm
Register Online

For additional questions please email Jewel Soiland, the student assistant for the Language Placement Exam, at

CLU ID is required at the time of testing.

Other Languages

If you are proficient in another language aside from the ones listed above (Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish), you may request testing in that language by contacting Jewel Soiland, the student assistant for the Language Placement Exam, at The foreign language requirement is waived for international students who verify academic study of their native language through the high school level.

Please note that not all languages may be available and fees may apply to secure order, proctor, and grade the exam. These tests are for proficiency ONLY. Upon successfully passing the exam you will be exempt from taking foreign language at CLU, but you will not receive any credits.