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The Foreign Language Challenge Exam                   (Last updated: 10/18/17)     

What is it?

Stony Brook University's Foreign Language Challenge Exam program allows students to satisfy the Skill 3 / LANG general education requirement, earn credits (in some cases), or receive the appropriate placement in a sequence of language classes. Challenge Exams can be taken in all languages taught at Stony Brook and in some other foreign languages, depending on the availability of qualified proctors. Students interested in taking a Challenge Exam should visit the Language Learning Research Center, (1055 Humanities within CSCL (1st Floor), 631-632-6914) for more information. To see what language courses are offered, go to Languages at SBU

Am I eligible?

Below are the Challenge Exam Guidelines including other pertinent information:

Challenge Exam Guidelines 

 When are they offered? (Applies to group sessions only)



Exam Location: Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, S110

Days/Times: (Choose one of only two)

Sep. 22, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Friday) (Completed)

Nov. 17, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Friday) (Completed) 

Hindi and Bengali

Exam Location:  Center for India Studies, Melville Library, E-5350 / Phone: 631 632-9742


Nov. 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Thursday)** (Completed)

Nov. 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday)** (Completed)

 **Note: These are the only two days the exam can be taken until Spring 2018 


Exam Location: Center for Korean Studies, Melville Library, N5520

Days/Times: (Choose one of only two)

Oct. 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Tuesday) (Completed)

Nov. 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Thursday) (Completed)



For more information or to schedule your Challenge Exam, please email or



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