Departmental Exams

Foreign language credit

Missouri State University uses the foreign language placement exam to help determine your level of skill in a specific language and your potential to succeed in a specific course. We recommend that you take the exam prior to your SOAR session.

You take the exam to evaluate your proficiency in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Once you are assessed and placed in a course, you can obtain up to 18 hours of retroactive credit. You must complete the class you were placed in with a grade of B or higher and apply to the department to receive the retroactive credit. Credit will not be automatically granted.

If you have more advanced experience in French, German or Spanish, or experience in other languages, contact the department of modern and classical languages for individualized assessment and placement.

Computers for Learning credit

You may take a proficiency examination for the Computers for Learning — CIS/CSC 101 or CSC 111 — component of the general education program. If you receive a satisfactory score on the exam, you will be exempt from the requirement but will not be awarded credit for the course.

Other departmental exams

Examinations may also be taken for credit in accountancy and music. Contact the individual department for more information.