Online placement exams are offered three times a year: in the summer (in advance of fall registration for the upcoming academic year); in the late fall (in advance of spring registration), and in the late spring (in advance of fall registration for the following academic year).
Fall online placement exams, for spring 2023 courses, are offered by the departments, below, marked as "offering fall exams."
Placement exams ensure that your Yale courses are at the appropriate level. Students, especially new students, who missed the summer online placement exams, or who have since adjusted their coursework goals, may want or need to take a placement exam.
Some of the less-commonly-taught languages will offer placement exams by request, even though not marked as “offering fall exams.”
The links below provide placement and contact information; additional information is available on the related departmental websites and, for languages, on the Center for Language Study website.
Please note that no placement exam is required for students who plan to begin a new language at Yale at the L1 level.
Any student with previous study of a non-English language is advised to take the placement exam in that language, especially if planning to continue study of that language at Yale.
If, after you receive your placement exam results and you believe they are too high or too low, you may discuss your result with the contact person listed in each entry below.