Placement Exams

Students can place out of either 100-level or 200-level language courses by performance on a placement exam.

You can do this online at your convenience, before the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester. Even if you are not yet on campus, Wellesley College’s honor code applies.

Which Exam to Take

If you have studied Italian for a few years in high school, but have not taken the Italian Advanced Placement (AP) test, or if you have taken previous college-level Italian language courses, we suggest you take Exemption Exam 1 or 2.

If you have taken the Italian AP test in high school and your test score was 3 or 4, we suggest you take Exemption Exam 3 or 4.

If you have taken the Italian AP test in high school and your test score was 5, you automatically place out of our 4th semester Italian 202, and you can move onto the higher 200 level courses.

Once you submit the exam, it will be evaluated by a faculty member from the Department of Italian Studies, and you will be informed about which course would be most suitable for you.

Access the exams using your domain account and password.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Italian Studies
Founders Hall
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Sergio Parussa
Department Chair


Janet Rubenstein
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2616
Fax: 781.283.2676


ItalianOnline Reception

Come meet classmates, instructors, and actresses from the ItalianOnline videos, and enjoy pizza, dessert, and beverages.
When: August 28, 4:00pm
Where: FND 224 (Department of Italian Studies)