2: Admission to the University of Virginia

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SAT II Subject Test Placement | Advanced Placement Programs Chart

SAT II Subject Test Placement

Students who took SAT II tests beginning in April 1995 have recentered scores. Since recentered scores will be presented by the majority of students entering the University in the fall of 1998, the following scores are recentered. Students who took SAT II tests prior to April 1995 should consult the appropriate academic department for placement.

Writing
Students who took the SAT II Writing Test before May 1998 and scored 720 or higher are exempt from the introductory expository writing course (ENWR 101) required by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture. No credits are awarded. A score of 470 - 710 on the SAT II in Writing places the student in ENWR 101, and a score of 460 or below requires a student take ENWR 100 in the fall.

Students who took the SAT II Writing Test in May 1998 or later need a score of 740 or higher to exempt ENWR 101. A score of 490 - 730 places a student in ENWR 101; a score of 480 or lower requires a student to take ENWR 100.

Foreign Language
The College of Arts and Sciences requires foreign language proficiency equivalent to four semesters of college language study. FRENCH, GERMAN, and ITALIAN courses follow the sequence 101, 102, 201, 202 through the first four semesters. Placement in these languages is determined by SAT II subject test scores as follows:

French
SAT II ScoresPlacement
440 or belowFrench 101
450-530French 102
540-600French 201
610-650French 202
660 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

German
SAT II ScoresPlacement
400 or belowGerman 101
410 - 500German 102
510 - 620German 201
630 - 640German 202
650 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

Italian
SAT II ScoresPlacement
410 or belowItalian 101
420-510Italian 102
520-590Italian 201
600-640Italian 202
650 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

Latin
SAT II ScoresPlacement
480 or belowLatin 101
490 - 570Latin 103
580 - 640Latin 201
650 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

Spanish
SAT II ScoresPlacement
510 or belowSpanish 106
520 - 590Spanish 201
600 - 640Spanish 202
650 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

Other Languages[1]
Chinese with Listening
SAT II ScoresPlacement
640 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled
Japanese with Listening
SAT II ScoresPlacement
640 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled
Modern Hebrew
SAT II ScoresPlacement
560 and abovelanguage requirement is fulfilled

[1] Students who have taken an SAT II test in one of these three languages and received a score below the cutoff should consult the departmental language coordinator for placement. Students who exempt the language requirement by taking the SAT II test in Modern Hebrew may not take any of the College's courses in Biblical Hebrew for credit.


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