Spanish Language Placement Advisory Test

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Students with previous background in the study of Spanish (in high school, another school or college, etc.) may take an online placement test in Spanish and receive e-mail notification of which Spanish course they should best enroll in at City College. In addition, based on the placement result and after consultation with the test advisor, the student may sign up to earn extra units based on the previous study. Thus, if you had, for example, two years of high school Spanish with good grades, you take the placement test and talk to the advisor. If the test and advisor recommend you enroll in Spanish 2, you take that course and upon completion of Spanish 2 with a grade of A or B, City College will award you units for both Spanish 1 and 2 (5 units per course for a total of 10 units).  Here are the procedures:

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  1. GO to the internet site of the placement test from any Internet connected computer - you can take the test in the CCSF Language Center (Rosenberg Library, R-403) if you like. It should not take more than 30 minutes.
  2. Click here to go straight to the WebCAPE portal (will open in a new window). NOTE: This optional advisory now has a $10.00 charge, payable by credit card.
  3. Choose your school,  "City College of San Francisco", then "Spanish" from the drop down menus.
  4. Enter your information, your billing information, and your credit card information.
  5. Click Submit Information.
  6. Follow the directions to take the test.   After taking the placement test, you will AUTOMATICALLY receive an email with your result. You must then e-mail the results to the SPANISH ADVISOR, Alan Paul: apaul@ccsf.edu  He will get back to you with her recommendation.  You will also need to complete a form so that we know you want us to grant the credit for previous study upon completion of your CCSF Spanish course. You may earn the same number of units for previous study that you earn for the Spanish course you enroll in, i.e., if you take a three unit course successfully, we grant the previous three units; if you take a five unit course, we grant the previous five units. There is no charge to the student for the extra units.