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Foreign Languages and Cultures STAMP Exam
STAndards-Based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) Exam

All students majoring or minoring in a foreign language program must take the STAMP exit exam as part of their major or minor degree at the end of the semester in which the final language course of the degree program is completed.

STAMP 4S measures the ability to read, speak, write, and aurally comprehend a language. The completion of this exam offers immediate concrete benefits to students. Because the STAMP 4S is administered by a nationally-recognized testing company, the results provide a widely-respected, accurate measure of a student’s level of foreign language proficiency that can be used in future professional endeavors, such as on resumes, job applications, scholarship applications, and/or graduate school applications.

WSU mandates the assessment of student proficiency at the end of the major and minor degree programs, and the results from these exams are used to improve the quality of our academic programs.

Fall 2017 Exit Exam Schedule and Information

 

SIGN UP:   November 6 – 24.  Sign up in Thompson 210 (Language Lab)

INFORMATION SESSION:  Thursday, November 16, 4:10 – 5:00 pm in Thompson 210 (Language Lab)

EXAM DATES – CHOOSE ONE:

NOTE:  Bring the STAMP voucher with you to the exam!

  • Monday, November 27, 4:00-7:00 pm in Thompson 210 (Language Lab)
  • Tuesday, November 28, 4:00-7:00 pm in Thompson 210 (Language Lab)

 

FAQ’s
  • Do all foreign language majors and minors have to take the exam?
    • Yes.
  • I am an Honors student and have already taken the STAMP exam. Do I have to take it again?
    • Yes. You will need to take the exam for your major or minor degree program. The Honors STAMP exam was for the assessment of the language 204 level requirement.
  • When am I required to take the exam?
    • Students are required to take the exam at the end of the semester in which they complete the final language course of their major or minor degree program.
    • Remember, this exam tests the student’s ability to read, speak and write spontaneously in the language of study, and we like our students to do their best!
  • How do I begin the process for the exam?
    • Students need to purchase a STAMP exam voucher for $25 at The Bookie prior to taking the exam.
    • Sign up for the exam in Thompson 210 in the Language Lab.
    • Attend the information session on Thursday, November 15th from 4:10 – 5pm in Thompson 210 (Language Lab).
    • Bring the voucher with you when you come to take the exam or you may have to take the exam at a later date.
  • How long is the exam?
    • The exam can take up to three hours to complete.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions?
  • I will be on study abroad during my final semester and need to take the exam towards the end of my study abroad program. What do I need to do?
    • Make arrangements to take the exam through the Global Campus Online Proctoring Service before leaving for your study abroad program.
    • Purchase the STAMP exam voucher at The Bookie prior to leaving for your study abroad program. The voucher is $25.
    • There is a fee of $18 for proctoring the exam online.
    • Upon completion of the exam, email the results to forlang@wsu.edu for clearing on the minor or major degree.
  • I am unable to attend either of the on-campus testing dates. What do I need to do?
    • Make arrangements to take the exam through the Global Campus Online Proctoring Service before the test dates.
    • Purchase the STAMP exam voucher at The Bookie prior to leaving for your study abroad program. The voucher is $25.
    • There is a fee of $18 for proctoring the exam online.
    • Upon completion of the exam, email the results to forlang@wsu.edu for clearing on the minor or major degree.