This exam is for students with prior knowledge of German and determines their level of German and which class would be most appropriate for them.
Additional Information on the test: No registration is necessary, but please be punctual as the test starts with a listening component. The test is a paper/pen(cil), multiple-choice test designed to test all levels. It covers listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and a writing prompt. Results will be made available as soon as possible, usually the same or the following day.
Please Note: If you need to be placed for Columbia’s summer courses and are not a beginner, please contact Jutta Schmiers-Heller directly.
Placement Testing for Fall courses will occur in the week prior to the start of classes and in the first week of classes.
*Fall registration starts on April 15.