This guide will help you determine your language placement in Latin or Greek. We recommend that you read the entire guide prior to deciding which course you need.

Greek placement

If you have not studied Greek previously, enroll in GR 101, Elementary Greek 1. If you have studied Greek and wish to explore the possibility of placement above GR 101, please contact the department.

Latin placement

If you have not studied Latin previously, or if you have done so but wish to study Latin again from the beginning, enroll in LAT 101, Elementary Latin 1. Otherwise, consult the charts below to determine which Latin course you should enroll in. If you have taken an AP Latin Exam or the SAT Latin Subject Test, use Chart 1. If you have not taken either of these tests, use Chart 2, and consider taking the freshman Latin test for placement.

  • Chart 1: Using the AP and SAT II Latin Exams for Placement
  • Chart 2: Using Previous Latin Study or the Freshman Latin Test for Placement
Chart 1: Using the AP and SAT II Latin Exams for Placement

Exam and score Placement
Any AP Latin exam: score of 3 or below Latin 101
Any AP Latin exam: score of 4, with the score reported to CUA Latin 103
Any AP Latin exam: score of 5, with the score reported to CUA EXEMPT from the university language requirement. Students wishing to continue may enroll in an advanced Latin course beyond the intermediate level.
SAT Latin Subject Test: score below 600 Latin 101
SAT Latin Subject Test: score of 600-690, with the score reported to CUA Latin 103
SAT Latin Subject Test: score of 700 or above, with the score reported to CUA EXEMPT from the university language requirement. Students wishing to continue may enroll in an advanced Latin course beyond the intermediate level.

Chart 2: Using Previous Latin Study or the Freshman Latin Test for Placement

Years of study Placement
1 or 2 years of high school Latin Latin 101 or freshman Latin test
3 or more years of high school Latin (including full senior year), with a grade of B (3.0) or above in the first semester of senior year Latin 103 or freshman Latin test
Prior informal self-study Latin 101 or freshman Latin test
Homeschooling Latin 101 or freshman Latin test

  • Taking the Freshman Latin Test for Placement

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