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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.

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Registration Information

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

Test Date
Online/In-Person Reg Deadline
Mail-In Reg Deadline

Scores Released by the Spanish Department

Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:00 p.m.
September 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
September 28, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 p.m.
October 9, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 2, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:00 p.m.
November 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
November 30, 2017
Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:00 p.m.
January 15, 2018
January 12, 2018
February 8, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:00 p.m.
February 26, 2018
February 23, 2018
March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:00 p.m.
April 16, 2018
April 13, 2018
May 10, 2018


Fee information:

The exam is $25.00. Admission Tickets are non-refunable and may not be transferred to another individual.

Refund and Date Change Policy:

To transfer to a different exam date, you must bring your Admission Ticket to Testing Services (SSW 2549) by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the business day prior to the exam date. There are no exceptions. Testing Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Online registration:
Or Mail-in registration:
Or In-person registration:
Come to SDSU Testing Services (SSW 2549), Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for instructions
Print Admission Ticket:

You must bring a printed copy of your Admission Ticket to be admitted to your exam. Electronic copies are not acceptable. To print your Admission Ticket, click here.

Students Requiring Accommodations:

Students requesting testing accommodations must follow these steps:

1. Register for a regularly-scheduled exam (see above)
2. Register with SDSU Student Disability Services (SDS), who will authorize appropriate accommodations for each test requested.
3. Once SDS has placed the appropriate accommodations on the Testing Services reservation system for the specific exam you are requesting, email SDSU Testing Services at with your name, Red ID number, exam(s) for which you have registered, date of exam(s), and a request for testing accommodations.
4. Once your request is approved, Testing Services will email reporting instructions for the exam. Please review the information carefully 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) is available.


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