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Language Placement Tests


Language Placement tests will be available at Chapman in the following languages only:

  • Spanish

  • French

  • ASL
  • German

  • Italian

  • Chinese
  • Latin

  • Japanese

These placement exams will place you in the appropriate level (101, 102, or 201) based on your abilities.  This exam will not fulfill the language portion of the Global Citizen Cluster of the General Education requirement. 

For placement in other languages, please contact the Department of Languages.

Language Proficiency Testing


PANDEMIC UPDATE: BYU is still proctoring proficienc exams during the disruptions caused by the corona virus, but the availability of proctors will be limited. Please see our updated guidelines for finding a proctor and registering for the proficiency exam for additional information.

NYU is still proctoring exams for Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. These tests will be proctored remotely. Once you register for the NYU exam, the NYU Testing Center will reach out to you with instructions on how to proceed within two business days. See "Proficiency in Hebrew" section below for a link to the NYU site.

Students who are proficient in a language other than English can choose to take a proficiency exam to satisfy the GE Language Study Requirement.

Registration is done online through the Brigham Young University F.L.A.T.S. Exam website. You must pass all three levels (101, 102, 201) in order to waive the language requirement. No credit will be awarded for this exam.


Chapman no longer proctors these exams on site, but students may contact the following testing centers below for proctoring services. Be sure to contact them well in advance of your anticipated testing date to inquire about availability.

UC Irvine Academic Testing Center

Irvine Valley College Testing Center

Azusa Pacific University Learning Enrichment Center

Proficiency in Hebrew

The BYU F.L.A.T.S. website mentioned above does not offer Hebrew as an option; however, we accept NYU’s Hebrew Proficiency exam.

Students must take the 12-point online proficiency exam.  This exam is done online and it is fully proctored.  Students must score a minimum of 9 points to be granted 201 level proficiency (LC requirement waived). A minimum score of 6 translates to 102 level proficiency and will not waive the LC requirement. No credit will be awarded for this exam.

When the exams are completed you can have them sent to:

Chapman University
Attn: Patty Isaac Michelsen
Dept: Registrar
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866