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This information is designed to assist you in determining placement testing requirements. Please note these tests are not administered in the Student Success Center.


Foreign Language Placement Assessment

Students interested in taking a foreign language can register for SPAN 101 or FR 101 without taking the Foreign Language Assessment. However, if students with previous experience in a language are interested in taking an upper-level foreign language course, this online assessment recommends the level of course that will match the student's proficiency.

Students who grew up speaking Spanish at home should not take SPAN 101. Instead, they should consider SPAN 205, which is a course especially designed for their level and that better addresses their needs.

Students looking to satisfy the World Cultures Gen Ed requirement, but who are not particularly interested in language study at any level, have the option to take SPAN 107 (Hispanic World Today), a course focused on cultural issues taught in English.

SPAN courses ending in “7” do not count towards the Spanish major or minor.

For more information, please see the FAQs below and contact the Office of English and Foreign Languages with any further questions by visiting LC 322 or calling 864-388-8265.

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Placement Test Instructions & Score Interpretations

CLEP Testing Information

CLEP is a national system of credit-by-credit-examination. The program includes a variety of subject examinations which may substitute for specific Lander courses. Students earning passing scores, as indicated below, will receive credit for the following courses upon the submission of an official score report to the Registrar's Office. Lander students should consult with their academic advisor and submit a Coursework Approval Form prior to taking the examination. For more information regarding CLEP, please visit

See accepted CLEP tests and course equivalencies (PDF).