Foreign Languages placement exam

Did you take French, German, or Spanish in high school? You can receive course credit by taking the foreign language placement exam which is free to all students accepted at Augusta University. Depending on your exam performance, you may be placed into 1002, 2001, 2002, or even upper-division classes.

To earn credit for the prior courses, you must first take the course you place into. For example, if you place into 2002 and complete that course with a C or better, you can received credit for 1001, 1002, 2001 AND 2002. 

Once you have completed your assigned course, you will complete a request for credit by examination, pay a fee of $5 per credit hours earned ($15 for a 3-credit course), and your credit will be applied to your transcript. 

The foreign language placement exam can be taken at the office of Testing and Disability Services which is located in Galloway Hall on the Summerville campus. You would ask to take the departmental placement exam for foreign languages. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of English & Foreign Languages at 706-737-1500 or


Benefits of Studying a Foreign Language

Courses in foreign languages and literatures meet the general studies needs of all students and develop communication skills and appreciation for international literatures and cultures. Augusta University’s foreign language faculty have lived and studied in Europe, Africa, Canada, Mexico, and South America, as well as in the United States.

Students are introduced to many cultures and points of view through literature, film, journalism, and the Internet. Drama students read and produce French and Spanish plays, and faculty and students publish essays and poetry in academic journals, magazines, and in the yearly Foreign Language Notes. Students and faculty benefit from small upper-division classes, which create a sense of close community and warm congeniality.



Majors in Spanish and French are designed to prepare students for graduate school and teaching, as well as to supplement a variety of careers including civil service, communications, business, social services, and health professions.

• Elementary and intermediate courses: Chinese, Arabic, French, German, and Spanish.

• Advanced courses (3000 or 4000 level) in French, German, and Spanish (a foreign language at the 2002 level or equivalent is a pre-requisite for all advanced courses).

• MINOR in French, German, or Spanish: Four courses at the advanced level.

• MAJOR in French or Spanish Education: 10 courses at the advanced level, with a minor in Education.  Additional educational and cultural programs are offered periodically through the Cullum Series (for academic credit) and the Lyceum Series.

Upper Level Course Rotation