Placement Exam/Language Requirement

Advanced Placement Policies and Language Requirement in East Asian Languages and Cultures

A student entering Wellesley must have an Advanced Placement score of 5 or SAT II score of 690 to satisfy the foreign language requirement. AP courses will not be counted toward majors or minors offered by the EALC department. All students who wish to register for a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean class must take the appropriate placement examination. The department reserves the right to place a new student in the language course for which she seems best prepared regardless of her AP or SAT II score.

Placement exams in Chinese, Korean and Japanese will be offered during orientation. Sign up for them by clicking on the link for Placement Exam Signup in the Entering Student Checklist in MyWellesley.

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