You can satisfy the reading proficiency requirement in Portuguese by:

  • Taking the exam directly in Portuguese to fulfill the language requirement. It is not a “qualifying exam”, but a translation exam.

Note: Students in graduate programs from other departments are advised to check with their program advisors prior taking the exam as described above.


The Graduate EXAM of Reading Proficiency in Portuguese is offered to graduate students at the end of each semester, typically two weeks before finals week. Graduate students may request to take the exam in Portuguese using the online form (link below).

The next reading proficiency exam can be given in the week of November 18, 2019. If you are interested in taking this exam, please email Dr. Sarah Moody by November 11, 2019 (stmoody@ua.edu) before you click on the link below to register:

Request Graduate Exam of Reading Proficiency