The Testing Process

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers three different language-testing examinations to evaluate your knowledge of a language and assign points equivalent to undergraduate credit at US colleges. The actual amount of credit granted is at the discretion of the institution receiving the results. Students are strongly urged to discuss accreditation with the institution’s advisor prior to taking the exam.

1. Call 212-998-7030

2. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • NYU student ID number or non-NYU student ID number
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Language and number of points of the exam you wish to take (4, 12, or 16 points)

Please call at least 48 hours prior to the exam if you must cancel or reschedule. If you fail to arrive at the test site on time, your place will be given to another applicant.

3. On the day of the exam, be sure to bring:

  • Your completed registration form.

  • A photo ID, such as a driver’s license, student ID, or passport.
  • Credit card payments are made online in advance of the exam date. Email us at: to request a credit card payment link. Money order or personal check payments are made on the day of the exam. Money orders and checks are to be made payable to New York University. We do not accept cash and we will not administer the exam without proper payment.

Test Sites

Proficiency exams are given throughout the year by appointment. The Tuesday and Saturday exams are given at the following address:

NYU Midtown Center
11 West 42nd Street, Room 1039
New York, NY 10036

Exam Fees

12-Point Exam: $350 + $20 registration fee = $370

16-Point Exam: $450 + $20 registration fee = $470

4-Point Exam: $150 + $20 registration fee = $170

(Students must have previously scored 8 points on the 12-point exam to be eligible for the 4-point exam)

The $20 Registration Fee is payable only once per semester

Please Note: We are transitioning to a more convenient, expeditious online platform that will grant you 24/7 access to language proficiency testing from home, school, or your workplace around the globe. Results for online exams are issued within two to three weeks of your testing date. As exams become available online, they will no longer be offered onsite. The testing process for online and onsite exams differs, so please be sure to read instructions carefully.

Request an Off-Site Exam

Tests may also be taken at other locations in the United States and overseas. In this case, the student must arrange to have the examination administered by a proctor who is a college faculty member, administrator, or a government or company official (e.g., a member of the human resources staff).

A letter from the proctor on letterhead stating that he/she agrees to administer the exam, along with the application and fees, should be mailed to:

Division of Languages
7 East 12th Street, Room 821
New York, NY 10003

To take the exam off-site, there is an additional postage and handling fee, which is $20 for US locations and $50 for foreign locations. Please make sure that your application includes:

  • The proctor's letter.
  • Your completed registration form. (Please print clearly.)
  • The exam and registration fee. (These fees can be charged to a credit card or paid by money order or personal check.)
  • A separate money order or certified check for the shipping and handling fee payable to New York University. (This fee cannot be charged to a credit card.)

Please note: Off-site exams must be returned to NYU within six weeks of receipt of the exam.