German Placement Exam
Barnard German Placement Exams
Fall 2019: Friday, August 30th
(Twice/Year: Friday before 1st classes)
Barnard College - 328 Milbank Hall
All first-year, transfer, and returning students who have studied German prior to entering Columbia or Barnard must take the placement exam before enrolling in German courses. The German placement exam takes about 1.5 hours and consists of listening, structures in context, reading comprehension, and a short writing sample. No dictionaries permitted. Questions about the exam should be directed to Professor Irene Motyl at email@example.com.
Students do not need to register. The test starts 10:00am sharp. Test results will be ready that same afternoon and distributed individually via email. If a student would like to discuss test results in person and/or get personal advice about the course of their specific language study and program offerings, Professor Motyl will be available from 1:00-2:00pm in 320C Milbank that afternoon.
Columbia German Placement Exams
Wednesday, August 28th, 3:00-4:30pm, Hamilton 616
Wednesday, August 28th, 4:30-6:00pm, Hamilton 609
Friday, September 6th, 1:00-2:30pm, TBA*
*Please contact the Columbia Germanic Department 212-854-3203 for locations.
Barnard Policy on No Exemption from General Education Requirements through Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate Credits
Students entering Barnard in Fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, but these credits will not exempt students from General Education Requirements. Further information may be found on the Registrar's website: http://barnard.edu/registrar/external-credit.