Enrollment using Spanish placement test results
First, you need to know…
- This Spanish placement test is for enrollment purposes only (see Retrocredit Link for information on how to apply for Retrocredit AFTER enrollment has occurred).
- Students must finish the exam or it will not render the proper results. The Department of Global Languages and Cultures (GLC) can now verify students are using their first attempt at the test which gives the best placement option. Printed hardcopies are required for enrollment via the GLC front office.
- This placement quiz is NOT connected to LOUIE (so LOUIE doesn’t know you tested out of the pre-requisites for more advanced levels – thus, enrollment must be done manually in the Global Languages and Cultures Dept office with a hardcopy of these results or through an advisor who has enrollment abilities) and you do not automatically get credit for the classes skipped by taking this test.
The Spanish placement test does NOT award credit and does NOT measure proficiency (for any program/degree requirements) and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Only course completion, AP exam credits, CLEP exam credits, challenge exam credits, assessment by a Global Languages professor, lecturer, or instructor & confirmed in writing can adequately establish a student’s proficiency level as it relates to an academic program/degree requirement.
Enrollment processes – IMPORTANT!
When are you enrolling?
Before the semester begins
For enrollment into levels above 101 (skipping the pre-requisites), you must show the advisor or other enrolling person (this would be actual college advisors – including those in Gateway – or the Global Languages & Cultures office (Bldg. 23 – Room 108)) the hardcopy results of this exam – NOT the Office of the Registrar; they need the fully executed hardcopy override form.
Enrollment can only occur AFTER your enrollment date and time has opened. After that time, you can then be manually overridden into a class at the level designated by the exam, therefore, you must provide the person enrolling you with the following information (PLEASE, you must write this information on the hardcopy – if you followed the directions when taking the exam you will have printed out your results / if you missed this step you can use the email of your results “Congratulations, you placed … “):
- make sure your NAU ID number printed correctly;
- include the semester you wish to be enrolled (Fall, Summer, Winter, Spring);
- the course description (SPA 201) and section (003);
- class number (8542) – VERY IMPORTANT!
- Flagstaff Mountain students may NOT enroll in online sections.
Spanish placement results that say “you placed into SPA 300” means the student may take 301, 303, or 304W (or SPA 301 and SPA 304W equivalent for native/heritage speakers courses SPA 311 and SPA 312W). Native/Heritage speakers should not take both 301 and 311 or both 304W and 312W. IMPORTANT: SPA 304W and SPA 312W disqualifies participation in the retroactive credit program, so if a student plans to utilize retrocredits they must be enrolled in 301, 311 or 303, have applied for retrocredit no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester they are enrolled in the qualifying class (hardcopies are required), and get a “B” or better in the more advanced course. See Further Resources at the bottom of this page to enroll in the retrocredit program.
Enrollment via email is only an option for students who are not in Flagstaff or students who wish to enroll in any term during the summer months. If you are one of these students, please forward the emailed test results with the bulleted information above and AFTER your enrollment time opens to Alexandria.McConocha@nau.edu. Students currently in Flagstaff should try to bring the hardcopy to the department as noted above during the academic year.
After the semester begins
Print hardcopy of placement test results or email (email just says, “Congratulations, you placed into” or “above” XXX XXX), find a section of the course you placed into that fits into your schedule (if you placed above 202 you need to see Alexandria McConocha or Edward Hood), pick-up an override form in 108 and take it to the teacher of the section that fits into your schedule to see if they have room for you in their class (DO NOT DROP your current course until the override form is signed). The instructor must sign the Requisites box of the Override form for you if you placed into the class via a Spanish Placement Exam, regardless if there are seats available. If the class is full, but the professor will still accept you into the class, the Class Limit box must be signed as well by the instructor. Bring the signed form back to the front office for further processing.