Incoming first-year students who wish to study German, French, Italian, and Spanish must take an online language placement exam prior to coming to campus. The link to the placement exam is available through the online New Student Checklist. If you are an incoming first-year student interested in taking Mandarin Chinese, please note that you must contact instructor Hong Li directly ( to take that placement exam.

Current and returning IC students who missed taking any one of the placement exams prior to enrolling at IC must email Administrative Assistant Penny Bogardus ( to follow a separate procedure.