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Non-Credit: Proficiency Examination Option

Admitted PSU Students use the Proficiency Exam to meet:

  • The BA Second Language Requirement (203)
  • The PSU Admissions Requirement (102)
  • The International Studies Language Requirement (303)
  • The MA Second Language Requirement (203)  


Individual Proficiency Examinations are $100, payable by credit card or check to the PSU Department of World Languages and Literatures. These fees apply to non-PSU students and to PSU students who are tested by WLL part-time faculty or WLL-approved outside examiners.

  • There may be fees ($100) assessed for proficiency testing.
  • This exam is to prove proficiency only. No credit will be awarded. (Credit may be awarded to PSU-admitted students through Credit by Exam, which requires additional payment.)
  • If taking this exam to meet a requirement outside of PSU, you will need to verify with your home institution that it will meet its standards.
  • Test must be completed within 30 days of the application date.
    No refunds will be issued.