Students with previous language experience must take a placement exam prior to enrolling in language courses at LSC-CyFair. These exams to do not award credit: they place you into a class, after which you may apply for credit once you’ve passed the class with a C or better. Previous language experience includes having taken 2 or more years of language at the middle or high school level in the last 5 years and/or speaking or hearing the language at home.
There are two types of language placement tests given at LSC-CyFair. Please see the chart below to determine which placement test you should take. Click here to create and print the language placement exam referral form you will need to tke a placement exam.
|French CAPE exam
||Took 2 or more years of French in high school within the last 5 years and earned a B or better.|
|German CAPE exam
||Took 2 or more years of German in high school within the last 5 years and earned a B or better.|
|Spanish CAPE exam
||Took 2 or more years of Spanish in high school within the last 5 years and earned a B or better.|
|Spanish Heritage Learner Exam
||Is or has been exposed to Spanish at home on a consistent basis. Students who take the Spanish CAPE and score above 424 will also need to take this test.|
Currently there are no Heritage Learner exams for other languages. If you are a native or heritage speaker of French, German or Japanese, please contact the department chair to set up an interview with an instructor. You may be placed in a higher level class based on your experience.
Please note the following about the placement test:
- This is a placement test only. You do not get credits by taking this test.
- The cost of the placement test is $25.
- You can only take the placement test one time.
- If you are taking one of the CAPE tests, you will be given your score immediately upon finishing the exam and can take that score to registration to register in person. You cannot register online because the online system will not know that you have bypassed the pre-requisites..
- If you are taking the Spanish Heritage Learner Test, you will be contacted within 24-48 hours with your score. You will then take that score to registration so that you may register for the appropriate class.
- This placement test is not offered at the centers (Fairbanks or Cypress).