Note:  The following procedure uses the Spanish Placement Exam as an example, but the steps in the procedure are the same for all language exams.  Find out which Placement Exams are available online? 

After logging in to MySlice make sure you are in the Student Home section, then select the advising tile, and then select Placement Exams from the sidebar.

Take placement exams.

The "Take Placement Exams" link will direct you to Blackboard.  Click "OK" if prompted to accept cookies then use the "SU NetID Login" button to sign in.

Under My Courses, click Placement Exams (note, your screen may look slightly different than the screenshot below).

From the sidebar menu, select the Language you want to take (instruction example will be Spanish).

NOTE: The Spanish and Italian exams have an audio component. You must have speakers or headphones available before taking these exams.

NOTE: Each Language has a survey and exam component.  The survey is taken before the exam.  The questions have no point value to them; they are required to identify your language background. Depending on your survey answers the exam portion may not be necessary. 

Use the Language Placement Survey link to open the survey. Using the "Begin" button will begin the two-question survey. After answering the survey, be sure to use the "Save and Submit" button. 

Confirm your survey submission.


To take the exam component click on the same Language button in the sidebar menu. Click on the Language Placement Exam link in the main window (instruction example is Spanish Placement Survey). NOTE: Make sure to READ and follow all instructions

Use the "Begin" button to start the exam. After answering ALL questions, click: Save and Submit. A warning message will display if there are any unanswered questions.

When ready, confirm the exam submission by using the "Ok" button. 

Dialog box with OK circled.

After confirming the Exam, verify the "Test Submitted" screen displays:



  1. Take another exam
  2. View your Placement Exam results and course eligibility in MySlice


ILog in to MySlice, and navigate to the Placement Exams section under Student Home in MySlice. The "Placement Exam Scores" will display your results.