The main objective of foreign language placement exams is to determine the best level for students to continue their French or Spanish language studies at Wake Tech. Course placement is important as students improve their language skills so that, upon transfer, students may successfully continue their studies at a four-year institution.
Credits earned through a placement exam can count toward graduation requirements at Wake Tech. However, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to determine how credits earned through placement may affect their transfer status, degree completion and financial aid. Each college and university has its own guidelines, so the implications of credits earned through placement exams may vary based on individual student pathways for transfer.
Students may be eligible to take a foreign language placement test if they fall into one or more of the following categories:
Students who have completed a curriculum foreign language course at Wake Tech are not eligible to take placement exams.
The eLearning Testing Center (eLTC) at Scott Northern Wake campus will accommodate limited in-person testing appointments from September 5 through November 21. French or Spanish placement exam appointments must be confirmed three to five weekdays before the desired testing date. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
The eLTC at Scott Northern Wake Campus: 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh. Building D, Room 125
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The eLTC will be closed on the following days:
Follow these steps to make an appointment:
Adhere to these rules on the testing day:
For more information, email [email protected].
Placement tests are free to Wake Tech students, but they may be taken only once while attending Wake Tech. Tests are given using computerized adaptive software; the tests last five to 40 minutes, and results are given immediately.
During the drop/add period at the start of each semester, students who successfully place out of FRE- and/or SPA-111/181 will need to drop that class and add the appropriate level of language to study. Alternatively, they may add another class that they may need to meet their degree requirements at Wake Tech. If students have questions regarding which classes they should take for their degree at Wake Tech, they need to consult with an academic advisor.