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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Placement Test Registration

We will offer remote versions of our Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish placement exams throughout the summer in June and July.

  • Before completing the form below, make sure that you know your USC email address and VIP ID.  (Your VIP ID is an 8-digit number beginning with either zero or one.  This is also the number used to log in to Self Service Carolina. )  Additionally, you will be asked to select your exam language and choose a testing date.  (Exam dates will be held each Monday in May, June and July.)
  • After registering for your exam, a confirmation email will be sent to your USC email address. 
  • A reminder email with more information about your exam will also be sent to to your USC email address three days prior to your exam date.   In this email, you will learn how to download and install Respondus and will be given the opportunity at that time to take a practice quiz to make sure that Respondus has been installed correctly on your computer.
  • On the day of your exam, you will be required to take a short quiz to remind you of USC's policies for Academic Integrity.  Upon completion of this assessment, you will then have access to take your placement exam.  Your exam will be available any time on your exam date.  (12:00am - 11:59pm)

Please note the requirements for technology before registering for an exam.   All remote exams require to the use of Respondus Monitor.  Students will only be allowed to take an exam remotely if they have access to the minimum technology required for Respondus Monitor including a Windows or Mac computer, a webcam with a microphone and a broadband internet connection.  If students are not able to take the exam remotely because of issues with technology, they are encouraged to wait and take the exam on one of our face-to-face testing dates in August.


Our in-person testing dates for August (Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17) are now available.  Use this form to register for our August dates.


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