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The Persian placement test is required if you have any prior knowledge of Persian and wish to take Persian classes at Carolina. If you do not intend to take Persian 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 Persian placement test is given at the following times of year. The test is usually in person but might sometimes be remote; there’s no difference in the test content.

  • 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.

Persian placement FAQ

All you need is something to write with.
You’ll need a computer, camera, and microphone, and also paper and pen/pencil. You’ll handwrite the written section of the test and submit a photo of it.
The Persian placement test has two parts: written and oral. The written part is intended to assess students’ reading and writing skills, and the oral test is an evaluation of their listening and speaking skills.

Since placement tests are proficiency tests, there is no need to prepare. The test result should indicate your current level of command of the language and thus determine the most appropriate course placement.

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 Persian placement coordinator, Dr. Shahla Adel.

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.