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The Hebrew placement test is required if you have any prior knowledge of Hebrew and wish to take Hebrew classes at Carolina. If you do not intend to take Hebrew classes, but just wish to satisfy the Global Language requirement, please refer to the Language Placement website to review the possible options for meeting the requirement.

The Hebrew placement test is given at the following times of year:

  • At the start of fall semester.
  • At the start of spring semester.

Submit this webform to sign up for an upcoming placement test session. The autoreply you receive will contain information on when the test will be.

Self-assessment guide for Hebrew. This is not a substitute for taking the placement test, but is intended to help you estimate your level.  If you can’t take the placement test before registration, we encourage you to enroll for whatever level you think you’ll place into.  This will allow most students to go ahead and get a seat in the class they need.  If your estimate turns out to be wrong, you’ll need to drop that class, but we’ll try to help you get into the correct level.

Hebrew placement FAQ

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The Hebrew placement test is designed in an increasing difficulty mode, meaning it starts with the most basic concepts and skills and increases gradually as you progress. No preparation is needed unless you intend to be placed in a certain level, and in that case you should follow our self-assessment guide. No dictionary can be used. There is also a speaking evaluation included.
You will be notified by email within a few days. If classes are in session, we’ll be doing our best to get results out as soon as possible. If it seems like you should’ve gotten your result but you haven’t, check the confirmation email from your original placement signup to make sure you didn’t make a mistake in your email address, and also check that your UNC email is set up and working.
Please discuss your situation with the Hebrew placement coordinator, Ms. Hanna Sprintzik.

Placement is not a perfect science by any means, and every year we do usually make a few adjustments. If you don’t think the class you were placed in is the best level for you, we are always happy to discuss it and re-evaluate.  Ultimately, however, the department’s decision will be final.

Did you review the general placement FAQ? Many questions are answered there. If you still don’t find the answer, or otherwise need help with a placement issue, please contact Lori Harris.