Reading Proficiency Exams

The Graduate Exam of Reading Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is offered to graduate students at the end of each semester, typically two weeks before finals week. It is not a “qualifying exam,” but a translation exam. If you are interested in taking a reading proficiency exam, please submit a Request for Graduate Exam of Reading Proficiency and email Dr. Laura Rubio at lrubio-at-ua.edu (for Spanish) or Mr. Jared Hendrickson at jwhendrickson-at-ua.edu (for Portuguese).

Note: Students in graduate programs from other departments are advised to check with their program advisors prior taking a course or either exam as described below.

Spanish

You can satisfy the reading proficiency requirement in Spanish by either

  • Taking SP 503 in the fall (not offered in spring) and passing the course, or
  • Taking the exam directly in Spanish to fulfill the language requirement.

Portuguese

You can satisfy the reading proficiency requirement in Portuguese by taking the exam directly in Portuguese to fulfill the language requirement.