Korean Placement Testing


A timed-online Korean placement test will be available from two weeks before the classes begin to two days before the classes begin. A test link will be sent to you two or three days before the test period begins.

Who can take the test?

  • Students who studied Korean someplace other than MSU
  • Students who use Korean as a heritage language at home
  • Students who have returned from a Korean study abroad program 
  • Students who lived in Korean over six months
  • Students who attended a formal school system over 4 months
  • Students who returned from a Korean Study abroad program (at least over 6 weeks)
  • Students who self-studied or are exposed to Korean extensively through Korean media and are able to speak about daily activities or more 
  • Students who want to waive a foreign language requirement. 

How long does it take?

About two hours, depending on your proficiency.

How do you prepare for the placement test?

A placement test is to diagnose your current proficiency of Korean.  Thus, there is no need to prepare for a placement test. 

Where do you sign-up for a Korean placement test and where is the location of the test?

For more information regarding the location and sign-up for a Korean placement test, click here

Please contact korean@msu.edu for any further information or questions.