Proficiency tests are intended for students wanting to:
- fulfill the UW Foreign Language Requirement for graduation; OR
- fulfill the UW Foreign Language Admissions Requirement
To arrange to take the Polish, Romanian, Russian, or Ukrainian proficiency test, contact the OEA Testing Center to schedule a time to take the exam. The Russian and Ukrainian tests consist only of what is given at the OEA Testing Center. The Polish and Romanian proficiency tests have an additional oral component. If you take the written Polish proficiency test and score over 80%, contact Professor Katarzyna Dziwirek to schedule the oral portion. After taking the written part of the Romanian proficiency test, please contact Ileana Marin or Otilia Baraboi to schedule the oral part.
The department also offers proficiency testing in Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian (BCMS). To arrange to take the BCMS exam, contact Bojan Belić.
PLEASE NOTE: Proficiency tests must be requested no later than the 5th week of the quarter in which you want to take the exam. No proficiency tests are administered during the summer.
Placement tests are intended for students who would like to continue studying a Slavic language at the UW, but do not know with which level of language they should begin.
The Russian and Ukrainian placement tests are hour-long, written exams, and may only be taken one time by a student in any given year. The test is administered online via Canvas, and results are typically available within a week. Please e-mail the Slavic Department Administrator with your UW NetID for access to the placement test.
Placement tests for Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian may be arranged on an individual basis. Contact the Bojan Belić for details.
PLEASE NOTE: NO CREDIT is given for placement tests. The placement test is solely a tool to gauge language level, and may not be used for any other purpose (i.e., in lieu of a proficiency exam).
Credit by Exam
The Slavic Department does not offer credit by exams for any language at this time.