Begin the Exam

As indicated on the homepage, if you're testing on campus please proceed to the Language Media Center in Carlton.

For French, German, and Spanish:

  1. Open the CAPE login page in a new window.
  2. Enter the password given to you by the test proctor or sent by mail/email. Click Login.
  3. Select your language and click Begin.
  4. Fill out the background information thoroughly—it helps us assign the right score to the right person. Click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  5. The first question you see is a "dummy" question designed to show you how the test works.
  6. Now you'll take the exam. Once you're finished with the exam, your results will be posted to the screen.

For Italian and Latin:

  1. Click to open the testing page in Moodle (new window).
  2. Enter your Elon username and password and click Login. If you're an incoming student and don't have an Elon username and password, email us at to request temporary access.
  3. From the Moodle homepage, select Language Placement Exam. If you do not see the exam listed, email us at so that we can activate your account.
  4. Select your language from those listed.
  5. Begin the exam. The first dozen or so questions are background information; subsequent questions constitute the exam itself.
  6. Once you're finished with the exam, make a note of your score and click here to see your placement.


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Begin the Exam


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