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Placement Information & Exams

Language Director

Professor Tania Convertini
314 Dartmouth Hall

Office Hours: By appointment only

FRENCH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

The language placement exam at Dartmouth is required for all students who plan to continue to study French, either immediately or eventually, but who do not have the score of an AP exam or the SAT II on record at Dartmouth. The Dartmouth exam is also required for any student who thinks that the automatic placement is inappropriate to his/her language ability.  This exam is only given on Blackboard, to first year incoming students, August 1-24.

Please keep in mind that at the discretion of the test evaluator you could be called for an oral interview.  In the event that after taking the placement exam, you should place out of French 3, you will be required to have an oral interview.  Please note that if you have had 3 years or more of French in high school you will be placed in French 2 or higher.

ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS: DART - APE

Any student who has placed out of French 3, and believe to be highly proficient in both spoken and written French, can opt to take the APE and/or the DART (see descriptions below).  These advanced placement exams are offered only during the first-year orientation.  The APE grants exemption from French 8 (not credit).  The DART gives credit for French 10 but not for French 8.  IB students and those who have completed A-levels in French are especially encouraged to take both exams.

French Placement Test FAQs

IF YOU HAVE:

An SAT II test score of 690 or higher
An AP test score of 5
An IB score of 7

IMPORTANT NOTE

The above requirements for language exemption will be applied starting the academic year 2014-15. For the incoming academic year you will follow the original requirements as follows:

  • An SAT II test score of 690 or higher
  • An AP test score of 4 or 5
  • An IB score of 6 or 7

You can take:

DART (Dartmouth Advanced Reading Test) in order to receive possible credit for French 10 - Only for students exempt from French 3.

APE (Advanced Proficiency exam) in order to receive possible exemption from French 8 (no credit) - Only for students exempt from French 3.

 

The French DART will be given on Tuesday, September 10 @ 10 am in 060 Carson Hall.

The French APE will be given on Tuesday, September 10 @ 11 am in 216 Dartmouth Hall.

 

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 ITALIAN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

The language placement exam at Dartmouth is required for all students who plan to continue to study Italian, either immediately or eventually, but who do not have the score of an AP exam or the SAT II on record at Dartmouth.  The Dartmouth Exam is also required for any student who thinks that the automatic placement is inappropriate to his/her language ability.  This exam is only given on Blackboard, to first year incoming students, August 1-24.

Please keep in mind that at the discretion of the test evaluator you could be called for an oral interview.  In the event that after taking the placement exam, you should place out of Italian 3, you will be required to have an oral interview.  Please note that if you have had 3 years or more of Italian in high school you will be placed in Italian 2 or higher.

Students who have lived or studied abroad for more than 6 months or received a bilingual education should contact the Language Program Director for further placement information.

Italian Placement FAQs

ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM: DART 

Any student who has placed out of Italian 3, and believe to be highly proficient in both spoken and written Italian, can opt to take the DART (see descriptions below).  These advanced placement exams are offered only during the first-year orientation. The DART gives credit for Italian 10 but not for Italian 8.  IB students and those who have completed A-levels in French are especially encouraged to take both exams.

IF YOU HAVE:

An SAT II test score of 690 or higher
An AP test score of 5
An IB score of 7

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

The above requirements for language exemption will be applied starting the academic year 2014-15. For the incoming academic year you will follow the original requirements as follows:

  • An SAT II test score of 690 or higher
  • An AP test score of 4 or 5
  • An IB score of 6 or 7

You can take:

DART (Dartmouth Advanced Reading Test) in order to receive possible credit for Italian 10 - Only for students exempt from Italian 3.

 

The Italian DART will be given on Tuesday, September 10 @ 12:30 pm in 216 Dartmouth Hall.

 

 

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Last Updated: 8/21/13