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Testing Schedule

We provide placement testing for students interested in taking Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Placement testing will be conducted online throughout the fall semester.

For Students with Intermediate Language Skills

If you have some foreign language proficiency and wish to continue studying French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish, please submit the following Foreign Language Placement Test Request Form [Google Form]. If you wish to continue studying Arabic, please submit the Arabic Language Placement Request Form [Google Form].

The request form must be submitted at least one week in advance of the date you wish to take the assessment. Your request will be processed by the School of World Studies, and you will be sent an email containing all pertinent information and instructions.

Learn more about placement testing for students who have intermediate language skills.

For Native Speakers

Avant STAMP 4s Assessment Schedule

The online Avant STAMP 4s Assessment is available to native speakers of select languages. Assessment windows and corresponding processing deadlines for Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish are as follows:

Semester In-Person Assessment Dates* Results Available
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13: 12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13: 4:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 15: 12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20: 12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.


Jan. 15

Spring Final exam week June 1
Summer TBD Third week of August

* These in-person dates are reserved for those who have difficulty taking the remote test due to technical reasons. Contact Laura Middlebrooks at middlebrooks@vcu.edu for specific assessment testing dates and times.

Please submit the Avant STAMP 4s Assessment Registration Form [Google Form] at least two weeks in advance of the date you wish to complete the assessment.

Learn more about language assessment for native speakers.