Placement Advice

No matter what your level, here's how to find out what Spanish class to take at Holy Cross.

If you are planning to study Spanish at any level at Holy Cross (regardless of whether you never studied it before, took previous Spanish courses, or grew up in a Spanish-speaking environment), you must take the Spanish Background Questionnaire as a first step to determining the appropriate entry course for enrollment. Depending on your results for the questionnaire, you may then be directed to take a Spanish Placement Exam

If you have taken advanced placement exams (AP or IB), you should wait to take the Spanish Background Questionnaire until you have received your scores (usually by early July).

You may access the questionnaire by selecting Moodle – Course Management System from the Holy Cross login page. Then log in to Moodle using your Holy Cross user ID and password. Select Spanish Placement on the Placements & Assessments box. You will be taken to the Self enrollment screen. Click the Enroll Me button to continue to the Spanish Background Questionnaire. You will be given directions for accessing the Background Questionnaire, which will advise you of your placement options, including whether you need to take the Spanish Placement Exam, linked directly to the questionnaire.