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Advising and Placement

Students will be assigned an advisor upon declaring themselves as a Modern Languages & Cultures major. Students may find out who their advisor is by checking their degree audit or by contacting the Modern Languages & Cultures office — Administration Bldg. 302, 208-885-6179 or modlang@uidaho.edu.

Student Responsibilities

  • Schedule regular appointments (minimum of one appointment each semester: MANDATORY)
  • Gather all necessary information and questions prior to meeting
  • Discuss any problems that impact academic performance
  • Know where to access accurate information about requirements, policies and procedures
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward your degree (degree plan)

Placement Exam Information

Are you enrolling in your first college-level modern language course?  Enrollment in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish at the 102 level or higher at the University of Idaho requires completion of the AVANT Placement Exam or the AVANT Spanish Language Heritage Test. These are computer-delivered placement exams and are administered on the Moscow campus by Testing Services (Mary E. Forney Hall, Room 301) for a $20 fee. While there is no time limit, most students complete the exam in less than an hour. You can take the AVANT Placement Exam or the AVANT Spanish Language Heritage Test by appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 208-885-5138 to schedule your placement exam. Additional information and practice tests are available on-line for both the AVANT Place and the AVANT Spanish Language Heritage Test. Please plan to take the exam at the very latest by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin. Results are available within three to five business days on VandalWeb – View My Test Scores. If you do not fulfill this course prerequisite, you will be automatically dropped from your modern language class on the third day of classes. For information regarding this requirement, contact the Modern Languages and Cultures department at 208-885-6179 or email modlang@uidaho.edu.

Students enrolled in online courses at the 102 level or higher are also required to take the AVANT Placement Exam. If you are on the Moscow campus, please take the AVANT Placement Exam at Test Services. If you are not on the Moscow campus, you will take the AVANT Placement Exam at an officially sanctioned testing center for a $20 fee plus an additional proctoring fee determined by each individual testing center. Please contact Testing Services 208-885-5138.

Modern Language and Cultures

Physical Address:
302 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Modern Languages & Cultures Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Phone: 208-885-6179

Fax: 208-885-5221

Email: modlang@uidaho.edu

Web: Modern Language and Cultures Department

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