Entering students placement testing
In order to enhance academic advising and facilitate your enrollment in the most appropriate entry level courses some entering freshmen and transfer students will take placement tests in designated areas. The determination of which tests you will take is based on a review of your academic records. You will then be placed in courses in each of these areas or waived of the associated requirements.
MCLA's core curriculum includes one year of modern/foreign language.
- Students whose transcripts indicate successful completion of a fourth year of study of the same language in high school are waived of this requirement.
- Those without a fourth year of language are strongly encouraged to complete MCLA's online language test. For questions about this requirement please contact Kate Heekin in the Center for Student Success & Engagement (662.5309).
In addition, currently enrolled MCLA students will have the opportunity to take the placement test in modern language on a regular basis during the academic year by contacting CSSE. If waived of the modern language requirement, students do not receive credit for the course, but are allowed to earn these credits in other areas.
Students who have questions or require accommodations for placement testing are asked to contact Katie Sutton at 413.662.5318. Students requesting accommodations will need to provide documentation indicating the need for the requested accommodation. For additional information please refer to Services for Students with Disabilities.