Language Placement in Greek
If you have had previous study in Ancient Greek, you should arrange for placement by contacting the Director of Greek Instruction, Ryan Platte. This exam, given during Wildcat Welcome or at another time during the academic year, will determine your current level of Greek proficiency and place you into the appropriate class, should you wish to continue the study of Greek at Northwestern. Once you have been placed into the appropriate 101 or 201 class, the foreign language proficiency requirement may then be satisfied by earning a grade of C- or better in Greek 201-3.
Language Placement in Latin
The director of Latin Placement is Francesca Tataranni.
You can satisfy the WCAS language requirement in Latin by
- scoring a 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Latin Exam, or
- scoring high enough on the Northwestern Latin placement exam.
With a score of 5, you have satisfied the proficiency requirement and we encourage you to continue the study of Latin at Northwestern. To enroll in 300-level Latin courses you should contact the Director of Latin Instruction, Francesca Tataranni. If your score on the placement exam is high enough to satisfy the WCAS foreign language requirement, you will be notified and required to take a written validation exam. For more information on this option, contact the Director of Latin Instruction, Francesca Tataranni.
If your current level of proficiency does not satisfy the Latin language requirement and you wish to continue the study of Latin at Northwestern, you should follow the appropriate option below:
- if you have a score of 4 on the AP Latin exam, you should not take the on-line placement test. With a score of 4, you will need one more course (Latin 201-3, offered in the Spring quarter) to satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
- if you scored a 3 or lower on the AP Latin exam or have taken more than one year of high school Latin, you must take the on-line Latin placement test.
It is expected that you take the exam before arriving on campus in the fall. The exam is given only on-line at the Online Placement Tests page.
If you take the placement exam before September 10, you will receive your results before Wildcat Welcome. You can find your exam results posted at the Online Placement Tests Results page.
Once you have been placed into the appropriate 101 or 201 class, the WCAS foreign language requirement in Latin may then be satisfied by earning a grade of C- or higher in Latin 201-3. If you do not need to take the exam or have met the language requirement, we encourage you to continue your studies in Latin at Northwestern. For more information, contact the Director of Latin Instruction, Francesca Tataranni.Important -- Without specific written permission of the Department, you may not enroll in a class at a lower level than the one in which you were placed; should you do so, you will not be given credit for the course. Back to top