The Portuguese Placement test is only offered during Wildcat Welcome .

If you have previous knowledge of Portuguese and would like to continue your studies, you must take the written and oral placement exam. The exam is based on the material covered in the Elementary Portuguese course, PORT 101-1,2,3 and the Intermediate Portuguese course, Port 121-1,2,3. The completion of the Intermediate course with a grade of C- or better satisfies the WCAS Foreign Language Proficiency requirement. 
For placement at the 200-level courses, a composition is also required.

There is NO NEED for a Placement test if:

  1. You have never studied Portuguese before or have had one year or less of high school Portuguese. In this case, you should start from Port 101-1 (Elementary Portuguese).
  2. You have never studied Portuguese before, but you are proficient in Spanish (AP 5 or equivalent on the Spanish Language Placement Exam). In this case, you should take Port 115-1 (Portuguese for Spanish Speaker, normally offered in Winter Quarter).

The Portuguese Placement test for Freshman students will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 3-5pm in Crowe 1-145. On this day, you can come any time from 3 to 5 p.m. and take your test.

To request more information, please contact Ana Williams, ana-williams@northwestern.edu.

Visit the Department of Spanish and Portuguese website