Placement Exams

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Online Placement Exam (French, Spanish)


The next WLC online Placement Exam for French and Spanish will take place on Wednesday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 14th from 6 pm to 7 pm 


Please check this website periodically for future dates.

This exam must be taken by any student wishing to enroll for the first time at Cal Poly in a Spanish or French course (except true beginners, who must enroll in 101) AND who do not have any previous Cal Poly coursework or transfer/AP credit for that language on their Poly Profile.  

Please note: 

  • Have your EMPL ID# ready (you can access this in your Cal Poly Portal). 
  • You can contact the proctor (Dr. Silvia Marijuan) and provide your Cal Poly email address ahead of time, but this is not necessary.
  • You will enter the "waiting room" in Zoom, so please allow for about 5 minutes for the proctor to check you in. 
  • The fee for the online placement exam is $10.00 payable online at the time of the exam by credit/debit card (not your Campus Express account).  
  • You CANNOT repeat the placement exam after having taken it until the next quarter.

For placement information in other languages, please contact the following instructors:

For further information, please contact Silvia Marijuan at

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