Italian Placement Test


You SHOULD take the placement test if:

  • You have studied Italian in high school or have taken courses through summer programs or have studied abroad.
  • You have previously taken an Italian course in the Italian Department– ITA 101-102-103.

The placement test will make sure that students are placed in the appropriate course according to their language proficiency level. Students can only be placed in ITA 101, 107, and 108 during the Fall semester, and ITA 102, 1027, and 207 during the Spring semester. Placements in ITA 107, 108, 1027, and 207, will be confirmed with an interview by the director of the Italian program, Dr. Anna Cellinese.

Please note the following for planning purposes

  • ITA 101, 107, and 108 are only offered in the fall
  • ITA 102, 103 and 1027 are only offered in the spring
  • Students can take the Placement test twice per year – in August and in December

You SHOULD NOT take the placement test if:

  • You scored a 5 on the AP exam, a 760 on the SAT Subject, 7 on the higher-level IB test, a grade of A on the British A-level exam. If you fulfill one of the above-mentioned requirements, you are eligible for any ITA 200+ class.
  • Students who have already met the language requirement are encouraged to enroll in an upper-division class if they wish to pursue further studies in Italian. For information about possible pathways, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Christy Wampole: cwampole@Princeton.EDU


  1. After logging in to Blackboard ( ), click the Language Placement Tests link in the Course Catalog module.
  2. Hover over the name of the language and click the chevron that appears then click Enroll.
  3. On the page that opens, click the Submit button, then the OK button. This will take you to the test site.
  4. You are not required to take the test immediately; you can return to the test site at any time during the testing period by following the link that will appear in your My Current / Recent Courses module.

If you have any questions, please contact the director of the Italian language program, Dr. Anna Cellinese –

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