Latin Placement Testing

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This Latin Placement is intended to help you by providing information which can be used to determine what level of Latin at Miami would be best suited for you. We cannot emphasize too strongly that you have nothing to gain by cheating on this Placement. Failure to be as honest as possible will result in your being placed in a Latin course which requires proficiency you do not have or, if you intentionally do poorly, you will be placed in a low level Latin course and take longer to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please let the Placement be an honest and accurate measurement of your Latin proficiency. During summer orientation you will be able to discuss the results of this Placement with an adviser.

PLEASE REMEMBER!  If you are taking this placement test within 48 hours of your registration period, please expect that you may not be able to register for the course you intend. Results from this Canvas placement may take up to two (2) business days to process into the university systems, depending on the time of day you've taken the placement.

The Latin placement test is maintained through Canvas, Miami's courseware management system. In order to take the Latin placement test, you will need to follow these steps:


  • This assessment does not require the use of a speaker or headset. There will not be audio or video segments on this exam.
  • You may take this assessment once. If you believe that your score does not reflect your language ability, you must email the contact at the bottom of this page and give detailed reasons and detailed explanations. It is the contact's discretion whether or not they will allow a retake of the placement exam.
  • Although this assessment is untimed, please give yourself a good 60 to 90 minutes of unobstructed time in a quiet, distraction-free place to take this exam.
  • You may not use books, eternal aids, online translation services, while taking this assessment (For example, Latin text books and dictionaries, Google Translate, Microsoft Translation Serivces, or other people). The Placement itself contains some vocabulary aids.
  • The exam will consist of several multiple-choice questions and questions related to passage translations.


  1. Self-Enroll into the Latin Placement Test Canvas website. You can do this by clicking on the button to the right of this page.
  2. If prompted, enter in your Miami UniqueID and Miami password.
  3. You will get a prompt to enroll into the Canvas course. Click the Enroll button.

    Latin Canvas Enroll

  4. You will see another screen confirming you have enrolled.

    Latin Canvas Enroll Confirmed

  5. Access the Canvas Dashboard and click on the newly added "Latin Placement Test" site.

    Latin Canvas Start Site

  6. You will see two modules in the Placement test (shown below)

    Latin Module Example

  7. Take the Pre-Placement Survey first, then go back and take the Latin Placement Test second.
  8. When you are finished with both assessments, an email notification will be sent to the current Latin test grader. The professor will review your survey and grade your test.


  1. The test will be recorded into this Canvas site and the Foreign Language Placement Testing Database, and if there are additional questions or issues, the Latin professor will contact you for further information.
  2. The test scale for this placement test is:

    • LAT 310 = 100% to 85%
    • LAT 201 = <85% to 55%
    • LAT 101 = <55% to 0%
  3. If you need to retrieve your score or placement, log in to the FLTEST score lookup site by clicking the red button to the right of this page.

If there are any issues or concerns regarding this placement test, please contact:

Dr. Denise McCoskey
Department of Classics
112 Irvin Hall
(513) 529-1486


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