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Guidelines for taking the exit exam

The exit exam is a graduation requirement for all Modern Languages majors, LAIB majors, and L&IH majors. It is offered during the fall and spring semesters only. It is to be taken during the student’s last semester on campus before graduation. If you will be studying abroad during your last semester, you must take it the semester prior to leaving. It must be taken during one of the proctored test sessions on campus. It is a proficiency test which assesses a student’s reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the target language. The scoring is based on proficiency benchmarks aligned to ACTFL levels Novice through Advanced.

The first link below is to the Exit Exam Test Taker Guide. Please make sure to read through it before coming to take the test. It will provide lots of useful information about what will be found on the different parts of the exam.

Exam Guide

Review the Exit Exam Test Taker Guide (Read carefully)

The second link will take you to a sample test to give you an idea of the format. The actual exam is computer adaptive, meaning that each new question is selected based on previous responses, making the exam individualized for each student. You will have one opportunity to complete the exam and a maximum of 3 hours.  

Technology Check

Click "Technology Check" below the log-in box. Run through the technology check before you start the sample tests or the real exam.

Sample Tests

For any additional questions, please contact Prof. Rosa Pillcurima (

Exit Exam Dates

For the fall semester of 2024, the exit exam is scheduled on October 17th (Thursday) and October 18th (Friday) in Humanities G66. Click on the link below to sign up for an exit exam test session. The deadline for sign-up is October 7th, 2024. It is very important that you enter all information correctly. Prof. Pillcurima will contact you with more information two weeks before the exam.

Please bring your photo ID and show up to the rooms 15 minutes early to make sure you are ready to start the exam on time. 

SIGN UP HERE (by October 7th, 2024)

Use the official Clemson email account ( to sign up. Do not use the Google email account.

The registration portal will be closed after the deadline. Contact Prof. Rosa Pillcurima ( for any questions.

For ASL majors

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language evaluation offered through Gallaudet University used to determine global ASL proficiency. The ASLPI is a 20-25 minute video recorded interactive dialogue between the examinee and the interviewer done by videophone. The interview is rated by a team of evaluators and examinees are awarded an overall proficiency level on a 0-5 rating scale.  More information on the details of this examination can be found at:

Modern Languages ASL students should email Prof. Stephen Fitzmaurice ( to schedule their respective times.

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