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SLU 101 Language Skills Assessments

A Skills Assessment is a tool designed to help determine a student's level of ability when suggesting placement into specific classes. At Saint Louis University, we require that students complete the  foreign language skills assessment prior to attending SLU 101. Not all majors require foreign language, however; we encourage students to take the skills assessment in case changes in majors should occur or if a minor/certificate is added that requires foreign language classes.

A Skills Assessment is only one factor that your Academic Advisor will consider when suggesting course recommendations during SLU 101. Other factors include: high school classes and earned credit (AP, IB, 1818, transfer), SAT or ACT scores, and the conversation with your Academic Advisor during your individual appointment. It is important that you communicate your needs and experiences with your Academic Advisor during your appointment at SLU 101.

Students need to complete the foreign language skills assessment at least 7 days prior to the students' SLU 101 session.

If you have any questions about the skills assessment process, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page or e-mail the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at

If you should have any questions regarding your results, please come prepared to discuss them with your Academic Advisor at SLU 101.

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