If you plan to continue your modern language studies, you should take the online French, German, or Spanish Modern Language Placement Test. It is preferable to take the exam before you arrive on campus, but it is also possible to take it on campus during Orientation. Michigan Tech offers Minors and International Minors in French, German, and Spanish. Certificates and Advanced Certificates in Modern Language and Area Study in French, German, and Spanish are also awarded.
The Modern Language Placement Test is used to place you at the appropriate level of study. If your test score indicates you should be placed in the second or third year of a language program, you can receive 6 credits for the first year upon satisfactory completion (grade BC or better) of a second-year course, or 12 credits (for the first and second year) upon satisfactory completion of a third-year course. The Modern Language Placement Test can save you time and effort in completing your minor or earning your certificate, and your placement score remains valid throughout your enrollment at Michigan Tech.
In addition, students may opt to take two semesters of the same modern language and the World Cultures Activities course (UN1003) to fulfill the World Cultures general education requirement. Students with previous language experience who wish to fulfill the requirement in this way should take the online Modern Language Placement test before or during Orientation, or, at the latest, prior to spring term registration in October.
To take the Modern Language Placement Test during Orientation, you must preregister by Friday, August 12. To register, fill out the registration form and mail it in with your payment.
If you have questions, contact Dr. Diane Shoos, Modern Language Director, at email@example.com.