Placement Exams

For placement in Spanish or French, please complete this brief Google Form. Then click here to access our online placement exams via WebCAPE.

EXAM INSTRUCTIONS: You will log in using your UNC Asheville username and password. You can take the exam at your convenience and you will be given an hour to complete it, once you begin the exam.  A score of 326 fulfills the foreign language requirement or you can register with your placement, which will be given at the end of the exam. Please take a screenshot of the last page of your exam to keep for your records. Your score will be automatically recorded.

For German or Portuguese, please contact the Department of Languages and Literatures at 828.251.6419.

For placement in Ancient Languages (Latin or Hebrew), please contact the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies, also at 828.251.6419.

If you need to be tested for a language other than those we teach, please see the Second Language Requirement – Notification to Students.

Placement exams in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew and Latin are offered during EMBARK/orientation for incoming freshmen during the summer and can also be taken individually by contacting the department for an appointment or following the WebCAPE link above. For questions regarding placement exams please email Tabby Price at

Download the Placement Policy for Languages & Literatures.