Placement

If you studied French or Spanish in high school, you must complete Ashland University’s language proficiency assessment tool (WebCape). This information will allow you to make an informed decision about your language study to fulfill the Critical Cultural Inquiry core requirement.

Correct language placement is crucial for your academic success. Placement is determined by your WebCape score, the number of years of high school language study, your GPA and ACT.

You may access WebCAPE language placement tool here. The password is “password”. Don’t type the quotation marks. When asked for an ID Number, please enter your Ashland University ID Number. Please do not use any assistance or resources while taking the WebCAPE.

If you took another language, you should consider enrolling in elementary French, Latin, or Spanish.

FREN 151 and SPAN 171 – Elementary I
Prerequisite: Placement or no prior study of French or Spanish.
Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.
Completed 0-2 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:
FREN: 0-155
SPAN: 0-174

FREN 152 and SPAN 172 – Elementary II
Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 151 or SPAN 171 or transfer equivalent.
Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.
Completed 2-3 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:
FREN: 156-200
SPAN: 175-234

FREN 251 and SPAN 271 – Intermediate I
Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 152 or SPAN 172 or transfer equivalent.
Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.
Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:
FREN: 201-280
SPAN: 235-299

FREN 252 and SPAN 272 – Intermediate II
Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 251 or SPAN 271 or transfer equivalent.
Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.
Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:
FREN: 281-400
SPAN: 300-449

See Department for placement beyond Intermediate II, questions about your placement, placement if three or more years have passed since you studied the language, and permission to study a language course below your level of proficiency.

CLEP CREDIT
Ashland University accepts CLEP credit but does not administer CLEP tests. You may take the test at any CLEP testing center. Go to the CLEP website. Have your scores sent to Ashland University for credit and placement. http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_clep/searchCLEPTestCenter.jsp

French A CLEP score of 50 earns 6 hours credit for Elementary I and II; begin in Intermediate I. A CLEP score of 62 earns 12 hours of credit and satisfies the prerequisites for 300-level FL courses.
German A CLEP score of 50 earns 6 hours credit for Elementary I and II; begin in Intermediate I. A CLEP score of 63 earns 12 hours of credit.
Spanish A CLEP score of 50 earns 6 hours credit for Elementary I and II; begin in Intermediate I. A CLEP score of 66 earns 12 hours of credit and satisfies the prerequisites for 300-level FL courses.

Note: CLEP credit does not meet the CCI requirement.

AP CREDIT
Ashland University accepts AP credit. An AP score of 3 or higher earns credit for Intermediate I and II and satisfies the prerequisites for 300-level FL courses.
Note: AP credit does not meet the CCI requirement.