Foreign Language Exam

Select departments require students to take foreign language exams prior to graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement early in their graduate careers. If you are unsure about whether this is required for your program, please contact your advisor.

Graduate student foreign language exams are held on the following dates during the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Exams are translation-based, and students will be allowed to bring a dictionary for use during the exam.

Practice exams may be found on the sidebar of this page. If you would like to take a foreign language exam in a language other than those found on this page, please email

To sign up for one of these exams fill out the below form. Please direct any questions to Kim Ellwood at