Get a head start, take a placement test

The Department of Classical Studies offers placement exams in Latin, Ancient Greek and Modern Greek. Please follow the instructions below to submit a placement exam.

**Please note that COM or SHA students and CGS students who plan to continue to COM or SHA must take a different placement exam, please email classics@bu.edu for more information**

Instructions:

    1. Download the Placement Exam Response Sheet and fill out the background questions.
    2. Download the placement exam (below) and complete the exam by writing your translations and/or question responses on the second page of the “Placement Exam Response Sheet. You should complete the test in 90 minutes. Do NOT use a dictionary or other grammatical help.
    3. Save the document as “Your last name_PlacementExam” example: “Smith_LatinPlacementExam”
    4. Email your exam to classics@bu.edu. A faculty member from the Classical Studies department will evaluate the test and reply within a week to let you know which language class would be most appropriate for you. If, at that point, you wish to change a language class you have already registered for, you will be able to do so online. You may only take the placement test once.

Note: These placement tests serve only to determine the particular language class best suited to you. They do not give credit, not will they place you our of the language requirement. Failure to follow the instructions above is likely to result in your being placed in an inappropriate class, and having to struggle with the language. We want you to succeed. Please follow the instructions.

Good luck!

For transfer credit information, please visit our Advising page.

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