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 for Spanish or Dr. Jared Hendrickson for Portuguese.

The exam will be given on Wednesday, April 20th from 2 to 4:00 pm in 247 BB Comer Hall. If you are not registered in SP503 and would like to take the exam, registration and payment can be made here.

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 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. The exam is offered in the fall and the spring.