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Japanese Placement Testing

To complete your placement assessment, you must take the online test (labeled “Written Component” here), an oral test, and an on-campus written test. The online portion of the placement test must be taken before the oral and on-campus written test.

Written Component

This online exam represents step one of the Japanese Placement Test and covers listening, grammar, and typing short answers. Please see the table below for guidelines on when to take the online test. Incoming freshmen and transfers must take the test over the summer during the specified timeframe according to surname.

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. Next to the appropriate date range below, click the “Online” link, sign in with your SUNet ID and password, then click “Enroll in Course” when you are ready to begin the test.


Test Date Location
New Students, surnames A-C
4 Jun 2018 to 18 Jun 2018
New Students, surnames D-F
19 Jun 2018 to 4 Jul 2018
New Students, surnames G-J
5 Jul 2018 to 19 Jul 2018
New Students, surnames K-M
20 Jul 2018 to 3 Aug 2018
New Students, surnames N-Q
3 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018
New Students, surnames R-U
13 Aug 2018 to 22 Aug 2018
New Students, surnames V-Z
23 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018
Continuing Students
4 Jun 2018 to 14 Sep 2018

Oral Component

After completing the online reading test (“Written Component” above) please follow the instructions at the end of the test to sign up for an online oral interview to complete the oral portion of the placement testing process.

If the online oral interview is not an option for you, please email the Language Center.

On-campus Writing Component 

Finally, to complete the placement process, all students must take the on-campus written exam given at the time and location specified below.

Important note: Test begins promptly at the specified time. Doors close 10 minutes prior.

Schedule for on-campus exam. Bring your Stanford ID card to the test.

Test Time Date Location
Fall Enrollment 8:30 am Fri, 21 Sep 2018
Fall Enrollment Make-up 1 11:00 am Sun, 23 Sep 2018
Fall Enrollment Make-up 2 1:30 pm Sun, 23 Sep 2018