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Credit by Exam: STAMP Test


You may register for the STAMP test by contacting the DELO Testing Centers or by going online to www.registerblast.com/wku. The STAMP test is offered several times every month.  The schedule is updated with new testing sessions every two weeks.

For tests taken at WKU, the result is recorded in TopNet and marked in iCAP as fulfilling or not fulfilling the requirement.  STAMP results do not yield college credit. The chart below shows scores and equivalent courses.

If you do not pass the STAMP test, you must wait 1 month before retaking it. If you need to refresh your language skills, the Modern Languages Department provides free tutoring. See schedule. If you prefer to take a course, STAMP test results can also be used to place you in to an appropriate level language course.

 

                                                            STAMP Test Scores and Course Equivalents

Language

Score

Proficiency Level

WKU Equivalent

Placement Level

French

Spanish

German

Italian

 2 in at least three (3) skills

Novice-Mid

              101              

              102

  3* in at least three (3) skills

Novice-High*

              102

              201

4 in at least three (3) skills

Intermediate-Low

              201

              202

5 in at least three (3) skills

Intermediate-Mid

              202

          300 level

in at least three (3) skills

Intermediate-High

           300 level

See advisor for test-out options

Language

Score

Proficiency Level

WKU Equivalent

Placement Level

Arabic

Chinese

Japanese

 2 in at least two (2) skills

Novice-Mid

              101

              102

  3* in at least two (2) skills

Novice-High*

              102

              201

in at least two (2) skills

Intermediate-Low

              201

              202

in at least two (2) skills

Intermediate-Mid

              202

          300 level

in at least two (2) skills

Intermediate-High

          300 level

See advisor for test-out options

*Novice-High Fulfills WKU Language Requirement for Colonnade

 

STAMP Test equivalences Chart (pdf)

What our students are saying about the STAMP Test

"Wow! Truthfully, I walked out of that test feeling very uneasy about it. I had no idea I would even pass let alone do so well on the test. I think that some parts of the test were easy, and some seemed very hard for me.

I obviously had never taken the test so I really did not know what to expect before I took it. I did brush up on some Spanish basics before the test. I looked at the grading rubric for each section and focused on studying the parts that I had forgotten or never learned while taking Spanish in high school. I feel like that helped me a lot and would recommend that to anyone who is taking the test in the future.

Although I think learning a second language is important, I did take this test to fulfill my language requirements. I am glad I did it this was because it was MUCH cheaper than taking the full course and I was able to open up another class on my schedule that could fulfill credit for my major. 

If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity, I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster. I came in very hesitant and expecting that I would need to retake it multiple times to pass but I only had to take it once and passed. Although WKU does not recommend this, I waited almost 5 years after completing a Spanish course to take the STAMP test and I was still able to pass after brushing up on some basics. So I would definitely tell anyone who hasn’t taken the STAMP test that it is an amazing opportunity that WKU offers with so many benefits that everyone should take advantage of."

Emily (Class of 2019)

 

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 11/5/19