CLEP Exam in German Language: Level 1 and 2

This test replaces the SAT Subject Test in German with Listening plus UT Austin Supplemental Items.

A description of the CLEP in German Language: Levels 1 and 2 can be found on the College Board website.

Results of the CLEP in German Language: Levels 1 and 2 is used to place students in UT Austin German courses appropriate for their particular levels of proficiency. Test results also serve as a basis for awarding credit in the following German courses: GER 506, 507, 312K, and 312L; or GER 604 and 612.

Students for Whom the Placement Test is Recommended or Appropriate

Students who have prior knowledge of German (regardless of how it was acquired) and who do not have college credit in German should take this test before they enroll in their first UT Austin German course.

Students transferring college credit in German are not required, but are strongly encouraged, to take this placement test and to use the results to help them choose their first course in German at UT Austin. Transfer students may also use the placement test to earn additional credit in German or to earn credit for lower-division courses from which they were exempted without credit at another institution. In no way will German credit already earned be jeopardized by the results of this test. Students who do not intend to enroll in a German course but who wish to attempt to earn credit by examination may also take the placement test.

Where and When to Take the Test

On Campus: The CLEP in German Language: Levels 1 and 2 is offered on campus for eligible UT Austin students during scheduled testing periods before the fall semester, mid-semester fall, before the spring semester, and mid-semester spring, as well as in late May and during summer orientation sessions. Please review the ID Requirements, as students arriving without proper ID may not test. Visit the Test Registration System to view and register for upcoming test dates.

Off Campus: The CLEP in German Language: Levels 1 and 2 can also be taken at a College Board testing center on a nationwide test date. Please visit the CollegeBoard website for dates.

Registration Fee: 

When you confirm your registration for a test you will be immediately billed a non-refundable test registration fee of $25. In addition, there is a test fee of $89. The $89 CLEP test fee MUST be paid on the CollegeBoard website,

Test Results and Retakes: 

Official score reports are sent to UT Austin from the College Board; students taking the test on- or off-campus must choose to have their scores sent to UT Austin. Results are available within approximately ten business days, in time to register for classes.

UT Austin CoursesScore Range
GER 506, 507, 312K, and 312L; or GER 604, 61260-80
GER 506, 507; or GER 60450-59