Placement Exam Schedule

Student in the Language Acquisition Center

UH Spanish Language Heritage Learners Placement and Credit Exam
OVERVIEW

Based on performance, students may be placed in Spanish 1507, 2307, 2308, 3308, or higher, and may earn up to 12 credit hours in Spanish.

The exam takes up to two hours and consists of several sections on vocabulary, dictation, grammar, reading comprehension and writing an essay

Who should take the test?

If you answer YES to one or more of the following statements, you need to take the Placement-Credit Exam for Spanish Heritage Learners: 

  • When I was a child, Spanish was spoken in my home
  • I lived in a Spanish-speaking country for two years or longer
  • My first language was Spanish (or both Spanish and English)
  • I speak Spanish, or both Spanish and English with family and friends
  • My parents and/or grandparents often speak to me in Spanish

Important Note:  Students cannot enroll in any Language Program (Second Language or Heritage Language) if they have not taken the Placement Exam required in each track. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in being dropped from the class.

Test-takers information

  • Students must present I.D. at test time
  • Register online. Students only need to register once, no confirmation will be given.
  • A $15.00 payment is required for administering test. 

Place and dates

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm.
  • Duration: up to two hours
  • Location: University Testing Services Center. Student Services Building, Second Floor.

Results

  • The results will be available immediately for lower level courses, and 7 - 10 business days for higher level courses.
  • The results will expire after two years from the day that the exam was taken.
  • The exam can only be re-taken after 6 months from the day that the exam was taken for the first time.

Placement - Spanish Placement Test for Non Heritage Students (Non-Credit)

Important Note: Students cannot enroll in any Spanish Language Program (Second Language or Heritage Language) if they have not taken the Placement Exam required in each track. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in being dropped from the class.

Test-takers information

  • Students must present I.D. at test time
  • Register online at https://testing.las.uh.edu/
  • A $10.00 payment is required for administering test.

Place and dates:

  • Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm. (No reservation required; walk-ins are welcome)
  • Duration: One hour
  • Location: University Testing Services Center. Student Services Building, Second Floor.

Results:

  • Results are available immediately
  • Students receive a placement form for their records.
  • Exam results will expire after thirteen months from the day that the exam was taken.
  • The exam can only be re-taken after 6 months from the day that the exam was taken for the first time.
  • Students eligible to earn credits from the exam (i. e., placed into 2307 or higher)  need to contact Debra Frazier at dfrazier@central.uh.edu