Spanish Placement Test Now Available at NOVA Alexandria Testing Center

The Spanish Department at NOVA Alexandria is pleased to announce that an online placement test is now available at the campus testing center in Bisdorf Room 156. Current and prospective NOVA students who have had prior exposure to Spanish may take the test. Results are valid for Spanish classes at the Alexandria Campus and ELI (Extended Learning Institute).

The test consists of 40 multiple-choice and 3 short essay questions that test students’ writing skills. Students have 90 minutes to complete the test but must begin the test within 60 minutes of the testing center’s closing time. For a listing of the testing center hours and other information, please visit

Please allow up to 7 days to be notified of your results.

Note: You will not receive course credit by taking the placement exam. In order to receive college credit for your Spanish skills, you must take the CLEP or NYU exam: We recommend that you first check with your transfer institution to be sure it accepts credit for these exams.