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Students who wish to place into Elementary II or Intermediate language classes without the proper pre-requisites may do so in one of the following ways:

  • for Spanish, take an in-house Spanish placement exam (either elementary or intermediate level) at NWACC's Testing Center located on the third floor of the Student Center.  International Language Faculty will then evaluate the exam and advise students as to where they place in our Spanish program.  The exam is free and takes approximately thirty minutes. For Arabic, French, German, and Italian, contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator at or 479-986-6921.
  • for French and Spanish take the CLEP test at NWACC or another testing site.  This reading and listening and reading test takes approximately ninety minutes and costs $90.  Students who score a minimum of fifty are eligible to receive six hours of college credit Spanish on their transcript.  Students who score a 66 are eligible to receive four semesters of college credit.  However, it is important for transfer students to know that not all transfer institutions accept CLEP credit for foreign languages. 

Students who plan to take one of the exams above are urged to do so well before registration period so they sign up for the correct level of Spanish and plan the rest of their schedule accordingly.  For Testing Center hours, please contact the Testing Center at 479-419-4354


Students who have additional questions regarding placement should contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at 986-6921.  Her office is located in Burns Hall 1022.   


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