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Modern Language Placement (MLP) Exams

In accordance with social distancing protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, all FSU modern language placement exams have been moved to an online-accessible format for FSU students only and will not be administered at the Testing Center at this time.

Modern language placement (MLP) exams for FSU students are administered in Canvas with Honorlock proctoring services enabled. Exams are offered for the French, German, and Spanish languages.

How to take a MLP exam

  • First time taking a MLP exam?: Email to request enrollment in the Modern Language Placement Exams Canvas site. After you are enrolled, you will receive an email with further instructions. No cost is required.
  • Retaking the same MLP exam?: Email to request a new attempt. Note that there is a 60-day waiting period for retakes that may delay this process. After the new attempt is created, you will receive an email with further instructions. No cost is required.

Before taking a MLP exam

In order to avoid being flagged for a violation of the FSU Academic Honor Policy be sure to disable Google Chrome's automatic translation feature as described in this article .

After taking a MLP exam

  • Each exam is scored differently. You can find information about how to interpret your score on the exam instructions page in Canvas. If you have additional questions, we suggest you contact an advisor from Modern Languages (850-644-3727 or
  • If you do not receive the score you wanted the first time, please know that you can retake the same subject after 60 days, free of charge.
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