Language Test Registration
Students eligible for the IUHPFL and interested in applying, must first pass a foreign language test, the initial step in the application process.
The language test assesses the potential participant's grammar, reading and listening comprehension skills. In addition, students will be asked to formulate an authentic writing sample on a given topic. The test will take roughly an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours to complete.
Student scores on the language test will determine whether or not they are invited to apply to the IUHPFL. Results of the language test will be communicated to the student, their guardian and the IUHPFL Coordinator at the student’s high school in early November. If the student passed the language test s/he will be invited to participate in the Program via e-mail.
Students who took last year’s language test and who chose not to continue to apply to the IUHPFL's last Program cycle will need to repeat the language test. Likewise, students who were selected to participate in last year's Program but withdrew, are asked to repeat the language test.
Every October, language tests are administered in several major cities in Indiana — typically on Indiana University campuses or high schools — on Saturdays in October. Make-up tests are offered on the following Mondays for those who absolutely cannot test on Saturday. Typical test sites include Indianapolis, Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Crown Point and South Bend.
All students are required to show a valid photo ID when they check in for the test, including a state-issued driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a school ID or a passport.
Before registering for the language test, potential participants are encouraged to:
- Read the IUHPFL’s eligibility requirements to determine if a student and his/her school are eligible to participate in the Program
- Understand the IUHPFL’s Honor Code, a code of conduct that all IUHPFL participants are expected to follow
- Begin the process of applying for a passport since a passport number and passport copies will be required materials upon applying for the IUHPFL in December
Test Dates and Locations
Language tests for the study abroad summer of 2013 are complete. No other language test dates will be available. Interested students may apply next fall. Students who took the language test receive an invitation to apply and may then proceed to the application.