Office of Educational Assessment

Graduate World Language


The U.W. Academic Testing Center has made a decision to close through the spring quarter and will re-open pending public health recommendation. We are working remotely until further notice. Please contact for any questions.


Language Test Length Type of Test Retesting
Arabic 2 hours multiple choice questions, listening

Elementary up to Arabic 521

Intermediate up to Arabic 541

Scores are valid for 1 year.

RETEST: Department Permission

French 2 hours multiple choice questions, no listening may only be taken twice ever, no waiting period between retests
German 1 hour 40 minutes multiple choice questions, no listening may be taken no more than three times, no waiting period
Italian 2 hours multiple choice questions, no listening may only be taken twice ever
Portuguese 2 hours written translation and short answer questions test may be taken once per quarter, no more than 3 times
Spanish 2 hours read essay and respond to essay questions in English

*no aids allowed*

test may be taken once per quarter, no more than 3 times. Testing is available only during the following dates. Second and third weeks of the quarter:
Autumn 2019: Oct 2-16Winter 2020: Jan 13 – Jan 23Spring 2020: April 6 – April 16Summer 2020: Coming SoonScores are typically available by the end of each quarter.
FEE: $50

Fees are payable by cash or check, made payable to: University of Washington.

Credit and Debit cards are NOT accepted.

LOCATION: Room 440, Schmitz Hall, Testing Center

To register for an exam, please call (206) 543-1171, email us: or come in-person during Testing Center office hours.

RESULTS: Results are provided to student and sponsoring department within approximately two weeks
  • No aids permitted except when expressly noted on test version
  • Sample German and Portuguese Graduate level World Language exams are available. Please email to ask a sample.
  • No samples available for other languages
  • Scoring for multiple choice tests performed by OEA Testing Center
  • Scoring for translation tests performed by appropriate language department

Note: See World Language Exams for additional test information.

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the U.W. Testing Center at least (1-2) week prior to desired test date via phone call (206)543-1171 or email at before registering for the test.  Please include documentation from Disability Resources for Students or a from a medical provider stating the accommodation needs.  Do not send a diagnosis.  If you are a U.W. student, please register with the Disability Resources for Students department if needed.