Japanese Language Program Placement
A score of 5 on the Japanese Advanced Placement exam, or a score of 780-800 on the SAT II Subject Test in Japanese, satisfies the Columbia College and the School of General Studies foreign language requirement. Students without AP or SAT II scores, as well as those who wish to continue their study of Japanese at Columbia, must take the department’s placement exam during Orientation.
Exam period: 9:00 a.m. (EST) on January 4th, 2021 – 11:59 p.m. (EST) on January 7th, 2021.
Platform: Canvas & Zoom
Registration period: 9:00 a.m. (EST) on November 23rd, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. (EST) on January 6th, 2021.
*Students who wish to take Fifth Year Japanese I or II must take the placement exam.
Placement Results: Placement test results will be posted on Canvas by 1/9/21. Results are only valid for courses offered during the Spring 2021 semester.
For all the placement/proficiency test fees, please visit our Language Testing Fee Policies page.
Proficiency Exam: For those who wish to get a certificate for language proficiency, please contact the EALAC Administrative Assistant, Nicole Roldan (firstname.lastname@example.org).