Instructions for the Spanish Placement Exam

Important information: The placement exam is a tool used to help determine where your high school level of Spanish corresponds to the course levels at CSB/SJU. The exam is not a means to "test out" of the global language proficiency requirement, nor do you receive credit for your score or placement. Therefore, to avoid skewing your proper placement, we strongly advise you not to study for the exam or use study materials while taking the exam.

Instructions for taking the online Spanish Placement Exam

  • Click on this link to access the exam: CSB/SJU Spanish WebCAPE page
  • Enter the password: benedict2.
  • Click the Begin button.
  • Take the placement exam.

Your placement will be displayed after you finish the exam. You can always check your placement any time by logging back into the exam.

Placement Exam for Advanced Spanish Students

This exam is intended for advanced, heritage and native-speaking students who plan to take additional, upper-level course work in Hispanic Studies at CSB/SJU as part of the major or minor, and whose online placement exam scores (465 or higher) place them in HISP 212. This exam is only administered on campus. Students must register for this exam here.

Spanish Proficiency Exam

Students whose scores place them in HISP 212 and who do not plan to major or minor in Hispanic Studies have the option to take the Spanish Proficiency Exam, a four-part exam with reading, writing, listening and speaking components. This exam is only administered on campus. Students must register for this exam here.

Contact Mary Niedenfuer at [email protected] or call (320) 363-5067 for more information.