German Placement Testing

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 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
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If your native language is German, you should not take the placement test or seek placement guidance. The language placement tests and placement guidance are intended only for student learners who wish to take German as a foreign language. If you have additional questions or for more information about enrolling in German courses, please contact: the GRAMELAC department office at (513) 529-2526.

The German placement test at Miami University does not allow you to skip the language requirement. It is intended for students who have had experience with the German language and want to continue studying German at Miami. This test will help students with previous German experience determine which course at Miami is the appropriate course to continue their German studies.

Typically, two (or sometimes three) years of German in high school may only represent the material contained in the first year of the German 101/102 sequence at Miami. After considering both your high school preparation in German as well as the results of this examination, any doubts or questions concerning your placement should be considered with the assistance of one of the advisers and with the assistance of the course descriptions in the Bulletin or in your Guidebook for New Students. An adviser will be available for your questions at times indicated in your Orientation materials.

Self-placement below the level indicated by this guide without consultation with an advisor is not permitted! Please remember that once you have been placed into a German class, you must follow the course sequence leading to German 202 in order to meet the Miami Plan CAS-A language requirement. In any case, ask an adviser if you have doubts.

To Take the Placement Test or to look up results from a previously taken test, click the button to the right and log in with your uniqueID and MUNet password.

For your reference, current placement test score ranges are:

Currently enrolled or 1 YEAR away from Language
000-407 = GER 111
408-547 = GER 201
548-589 = GER 202
590-999 = Advisor

2+ YEARS away from Language
000-388 = GER 111
389-519 = GER 201
520-567 – GER 202
568-999 = Advisor