While taking any placement test, remember that you are subject to the Stanford Honor Code and Fundamental Standard. Specifically, you are not permitted to receive outside assistance on these examinations. "Outside assistance" means, among other things, the use of books, notes, dictionaries, grammar books, spell checkers, grammar checkers, translation tools, cutting and pasting foreign language items from the web, and composing items in writing before speaking.
It is very important that you do your best on this exam and that you do not receive any help with it. In order to make good judgments about your language placement in Stanford programs, we need good information about your level and knowledge.
Online Text Component
This online exam represents step one of the German Placement Test and covers listening, grammar and typing short answers. Please complete the online text component by July 15 and sign up for the oral portion as soon as possible. All placement testing should be completed by August 31.
Important: You will have only 60 minutes to complete the test once you log in and begin. Please allow enough time to take the entire test in a single sitting, as you cannot log out and log back in. When you are ready to take the online text component, go to the appropriate textbox below, click on the link that says "Take online test here," sign in with your SUNet ID and password, then click "Enroll in Course."
Note: you must take the online text component before you take the oral test.
The next step of the placement process is an oral interview. This will be a live, one-on-one interview with a certified tester, one of the instructors in the program. Please sign up for your interview using the link provided on the introduction page of the German placement test (link below for online text component). NOTE: At the time of your interview, you will need a photo ID, your Stanford ID number, and SUNet ID.