Kapi'olani Community College offers foreign language placement testing for seven (7) languages: Chinese, Filipino, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Taking the foreign language placement test determines your eligibility to either start at a level beyond the introductory 101 level, or determine native fluency in a particular language.

Who should take the foreign language placement test?
You should take a foreign language placement test if:

  • You have prior knowledge in the language you plan to study is above the 101 level.
  • You are transferring to Kapi'olani Community College from another college but have not yet had your transcripts evaluated.

Foreign language placement test is not required if you plan to study a language at the 101-level.fs

What do I need to bring in order to take the foreign language placement test?
All students taking the placement test must bring a photo ID and a document showing your UH student identification number (UH ID number). If you do not have a UH ID number, you can get one by submitting a completed "Request for UH Number" form to the Kekaulike Information Service Center in 'Ilima 102 before coming in to take your placement test.

Where do I take the foreign language placement test?
Please check-in at the Testing Center counter in Lama Library.

When do you offer the foreign language placement test?
All foreign language placement tests are administered on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Check-in is available 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday. We are closed on weekends and holidays.

All foreign language placement tests must be completed in one sitting. Please allow a minimum of two (2) hours to complete the test. These tests are multiple-choice, taken on a computer, and have no time limits.

Foreign Language Placement Test Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the Foreign Language Placement Test FAQ page for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Kapi'olani Community College Testing Center 4303 Diamond Head Road, Lama 101 Honolulu Hawai'i 96816
Information: 808-734-9144 Fax: 808-734-9453 E-mail: kcctest@hawaii.edu