Fall 2014 Placement Exam Registration/Results

*Registration will be available in August/September*

Placement Exam Dates:

CH button Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10am.
JP button Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10am.
KR button Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10am.
FP button Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3pm.
HU button Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3pm.
IN button Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3pm.
TH button Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3pm.
VT button Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3pm.
Languages Placement Test Offerings
Chinese (Mandarin) Fall & Winter
Hindi-Urdu Fall Only
Indonesian Fall Only
Japanese Fall, Winter & Spring
Korean Fall, Winter & Spring
Tagalog/Filipino Fall Only
Thai Fall Only
Vietnamese Fall Only



If you have enrollment questions please see FAQ's below:


Frequently Asked Questions:

I just took the placement exam, how do I know if I waived out of the language requirement?
If you placed into course 4 or higher you have fulfilled the 1 year Letters and Sciences language requirement. Additionally, the department automatically sends a note to the College to waive you out of the Foreign Language Requirement (as long as you passed into course 4 or higher of a language). It won’t be reflected on your DPR until the end of the quarter (this includes graduating seniors).

If you took a placement exam in a prior quarter and your DPR does not reflect your foreign language requirement as “satisfied”, please come to the office to verify your results to be sent to the College of Academic Counseling. You will need to provide your name, UID and the quarter you took the placement test.

I want to enroll into a language course but I’m not sure how to read my results.
Your placement score is the course you are eligible to enroll into, and you may not enroll into a higher or lower level course. Please note that language courses are sequential so you may have to wait a quarter or two before you can enroll into the course you were placed into.

I took the placement exam, but MyUCLA is not letting me enroll.
MyUCLA does not recognize your placement score, therefore the department will have to manually enroll you into the course.

Please e-mail the undergraduate counselor the following information:
YEAR/MAJOR (or ALC minor):
Course ID#
Exam Date/Quarter

**If you need to enroll into a Korean language course please contact the instructor of the course for a PTE number.

How long will I be able to access my results for?
Results will be available for a limited time, so you may want to save/print the results for your records.

I need to verify my placement score with my major/minor department counselor (ie. Art History, English) what do I need to do?
Please contact the undergraduate counselor and after verifying your placement results they will issue a verification letter or e-mail to your department counselor directly.

I missed the placement exam, when is the next placement exam?
There are no make-up exams or individual placement exams. Students who miss the exam will have to wait until the next quarter offered.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will a make-up exam or individual placement exam be administered for any students. Please be sure to check ahead of time to note which placement tests will be held each quarter as times vary for each language.

Please plan accordingly.

Placement exams are offered during week 0 of Fall Quarter and week 1 of Winter Quarter or Spring Quarter. There are NO placement exams offered during Freshmen and Transfer orientations. Students need to check the ALC website about a month prior to the start of the quarter for exam dates and registration information: www.alc.ucla.edu.

I am a non-UCLA student interested in taking the placement exam, what should I do?
Each language has a differently policy for non-UCLA students so please contact our departmental e-mail for further details. Departmental E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

I plan to take the Fall placement exam but I am interested in taking a language course in the Fall too. What should I do?
The department reserves a limited number of spaces in the intermediate and advanced language courses for students who plan to take the Fall placement exam. If your placement results place you into a course offered in the Fall (level 4, 100A, 100R, 101A) you may contact the advisor to get enrolled into the course. Reminder: We do try and accommodate everyone that is interested in taking the course but there are limited spaces reserved.