Challenge Exams 

Challenge exams for Korean language are offered two times in each semester. The exams are designed for students who wish to be exempt from the University Foreign Language Requirement (Skill 3) or who wish to receive credits for any of the Korean language courses that are offered by the Korean Language Program. The exams test students’ proficiency of the Korean language in various categories including listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, composition, and interpretation of literature.

Date, time and location information are announced in the beginning of each semester on the sites of both the Center for Korean Studies and the Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC). Each applicant is expected to complete an application in consultation with the LLRC advisor and hand it in to the LLRC with a proof of payment at least 3 days before scheduled exams. If advice on levels to challenge is needed, please visit the Center for Korean Studies (Melville Library N5520) in advance to the date you want to take the exam on.

Students are given 60 minutes to complete exams. Please bring your student ID to the exam. The exam results will be available in 7-10 business days.

Here are the steps for applying for the challenge exam:

1. Fill out an application form at the LLRC (SBS S141).

2. Make a payment at the Bursar's Office in the Administration Building ($50/credit).

3. Return the receipt of your payment to the LLRC and they will give you a test slip.

4. Submit the test slip to the Center for Korean Studies (Melville Library N5520).

For more information, please visit the LLRC's website here.

Challenge Exams for Korean Language (Spring 2017)

Tuesday, February 21st, 11:00AM- 12:00PM

Monday, April 10th, 1:00PM- 2:00PM

Location: N5520 on the 5th floor, Melville Library (Center for Korean Studies)

For further information, please contact Professor Heejeong Sohn (Tel. 631-632-7311).



TOPIK is the only official standardized test for Korean language proficiency for foreigners administered by the Korean government. The test results can be used for local university applications, as well as employment purposes. There are two levels to choose from: TOPIK I (Basic, Level 1-2) & TOPIK II (Intermediate & Advanced, Level 3-6). The total test score will determine your proficiency standing between Levels 1 through 6.

Registration Dates for Fall 2016: Friday, August 26- Monday, September 19
Test Date: Saturday, November 19th

Test Venue: Melville Library W4550

To register you need:
1. A completed application 
2. 2 photos (3cm x 4cm)
3. $20 fee (Cash or check, in case of check: make payable to Korean Consulate General)
Submit all materials to: Center for Korean Studies, N5520 Melville Library

[[TOPIK Application Form]]

[[TOPIK Information Flyer]]

For more information, visit

Login to Edit