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There is a charge of $25 to take the Screening Test. The cost of the test will be billed to your student account. There are no refunds of the Screening Test fee. If you pass the Screening Test, CLA will administer the LPE to you at no charge.
The LPE Screening Test is offered once per semester (fall, spring, and summer), typically in the middle of the semester.
In order to take the LPE Screening Test, you must pre-register for the Test during the designated registration period. Registration is early in the semester.
How do I know if I am eligible for the LPE Screening Test?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I currently in OR have I taken and completed FREN/GER/SPAN 1001, 1002, 1022, or 1003 here at the University of Minnesota?
- Do I want to try to test out of the language requirement early and stop taking language courses? (I am not majoring or minoring in French, German, and Spanish.)
If you answered "yes" to both questions, you are eligible to take the LPE Screening Test.
If you answered "no" to question #1, you are not eligible for the LPE Screening Test. Please review Which test do I need to take?
If you answered "no" to question #2, you are not eligible for the LPE Screening Test. You must continue through the course sequence.
Can I take the LPE Screening Test to skip out of 1004 if I am majoring or minoring in French, German, and/or Spanish?
No, you are not eligible to take the LPE Screening Test. You may not skip 1004. Major and minor students in 1003 must take 1004 to move on to the 3000-level courses.
What should I do if I need disability accommodations?
How many times can I take the LPE Screening Test?
You may attempt the LPE Screening Test multiple times provided you have not yet taken and failed the LPE. Once you take and fail the LPE, you are ineligible for the Screening Test and instead must complete through 1004 to fulfill your CLA Second Language Requirement.
There is a $25 fee for each LPE Screening Test attempt. You may only attempt the LPE Screening Test one time per term.
What if I pass the LPE Screening Test but fail the LPE?
You must continue courses through 1004 and earn a C- or better (or S) in 1004 to fulfill your CLA Second Language Requirement. You may not retake any portion of the LPE until you have earned a C- or better (or S) in 1004.