German Language Placement Advisory Test

Lubeck, Germany

Students with previous background in the study of German (in high school, another school or college, etc.) may take an online placement test in German and receive e-mail notification of which French 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 German with good grades, you take the placement test and talk to the advisor. If the test and advisor recommend you enroll in German 2, you take that course and upon completion of German 2 with a grade of A or B, City College will award you units for both German 1 and 2 (5 units per course for a total of 10 units).  Here are the procedures:

webcape student advisory

  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 "German" 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 PRINT OUT THIS EMAIL AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO SEE THE GERMAN ADVISOR, Frau Edda Brunner.  She is available by phone at (415)239-3223 (leave a message) or e-mail You will need to complete a form so that we know you want us to grant the credit for previous study upon completion of your CCSF German course. You may earn the same number of units for previous study that you earn for the German 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.