Important: Before you fill out this form

Please use the "Log In" link at the top of this page to log in with your UNL username and password (the same used for Canvas). This is required to receive a placement exam link.

The Modern Language Placement Exam is available for Spanish, French, and German, and it is required of all students planning to begin study of one of those languages.

You can take the exam online by requesting a link in the form below. The Modern Languages Advisor will email you a unique link to take the exam, and once your results are final, your academic advisor can view your score in MyRED.

The Modern Language Placement Exam is to assess proficiency only, not to award credit or fulfill specific language requirements. Please work with your academic advisor to determine the course you should enroll in and how it fits within your degree program.

While there is no placement exam for Arabic, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, if you believe you have proficiency beyond the first level, please contact the faculty member leading that program to request a review.

Please complete the form below for a link to the exam.

  • You will receive an email within three (3) business days with the subject line "WebCAPE Test for University of Nebraska-Lincoln.NSE". This email will contain instructions on how to complete the exam.
  • This computerized and adaptive exam will take about 45 minutes to complete. It is used to determine the optimal entry point into our curriculum.
Which Placement Exam would you like to take? Required