Placement & Proficiency

B.A. Undergraduate Placement 

  • Placement in course 101: No previous language experience or  1-2 years of middle or high school language study.
  • Placement in course 102: Credit for college level Elementary  Language I study, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above.  Passing grade in Daemen College 101.
  • Placement in course 105: Credit for college level Elementary Language II, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 102.
  • Placement in course 106:  Credit for college level Intermediate Language I with an average of 85% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 105.
  • Placement in 200-level courses or above: 4+ years of middle and high school language study with an average of 85% or above.  Passing grade in Daemen College 106.
  • Heritage Speakers are likely to be placed at the 200-level or above.​

CLEP Placement

  • Below 50 = no credit
  • 50-62 = 6 credits for SPA 101-102
  • 63-69 = 6 credits for SPA 105-106
  • 70 or higher = 6 credits for SPA 207-208.  
 
AP Language & Culture - Placement - French or Spanish
  • 3 = 101, 102
  • 4 = 105, 106
  • 5 = 207, 208
AP French or Spanish - Literature Placement
  • 3 = 105-106
  • 4 = 220 (Intro to Literature) and 333 (Readings in FRE/SPA)
  • 5 = FRE 307-308 or SPA 307-309

Proficency