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Spanish Language Proficiency Test


The Spanish Language Proficiency Test may be taken by any Liberal Arts and Sciences major to satisfy the foreign language requirement. The Spanish Language Proficiency Test is not appropriate or available to students attending other colleges or universities or individuals seeking bilingual certification for employment or other purposes. Scores from this test will only be released to SDSU students seeking to satisfy the language requirement on this campus.

According to the SDSU General Catalog, some language requirements may also be satisfied through Advanced Placement (AP) credit, College Level Examination (CLEP) credit, and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit.

Download the Spanish Proficiency Test Study Guide

Fee Information

The exam fee is a non-refundable $25.00 and may not be transferred to another individual or to a different exam. To transfer to a different exam date and/or time, you must bring a printed copy of your Admission Ticket to Testing Services (SSW 2549) no later than 12:00 p.m. the business day prior to the exam date. Testing Services is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Once you have registered and paid for the exam, your Admission Ticket will be available to print. You must bring a printed copy of your Admission Ticket to be admitted to your exam. Electronic copies are not acceptable. You can access and print your Admission Ticket here.


Registration Information

Sign up and take the exam at SDSU. Exam dates, times, and deadlines are listed below. You may register one of three ways, although online registration is preferred.

- Online registration: Spanish Proficiency online registration

- Mail-in registration: Mail-in Registration Form

- In-person registration: Come to SDSU Testing Services (SSW 2549), Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for instructions.

Test Date
Registration Deadline

Scores Released by the Spanish Department

Thursday, October 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.
October 1
Approximately 3 weeks following the exam
Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:00 p.m.
October 29
Approximately 3 weeks following the exam
Thursday, January 31, 2019
5:00 p.m.
January 27
Approximately 3 weeks following the exam
Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 p.m.
February 24
Approximately 3 weeks following the exam
Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:00 p.m.
April 14
Approximately 3 weeks following the exam

*Sessions will be closed when testing capacity is reached regardless of registration deadline or posted times.


Students Requesting Accommodations

1. If you have not already met with SDSU Student Ability Success Center (SASC), register for a regularly-scheduled exam (see above).

2. Register with SASC, who will authorize appropriate accommodations for each test requested.

3. Once SASC has placed the appropriate accommodations on the SDSU Testing Services reservation system for the specific exam you are requesting, email Testing Services at with your name, Red ID number or SDSUID, the exam(s) for which you registered, the date(s) of the exam(s), and a request for testing accommodations.

4. Once your request is reviewed and approved, Testing Services will email reporting instructions to you. Please carefully review the information and bring a printed copy of the email as your Admission Ticket.

5. Accommodation requests must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the exam to ensure your accommodation(s) are available.


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Test information, fees, and exam dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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