Thursday, October 29th - Friday, October 30th 

Thursday AM Session: 9 am – 12 pm, Location TBA

Friday PM Session: 2 pm – 5 pm, Aquinas Auditorium (102)


2020-2021 Foreign Language Examination Committee

Dr. Bradley Lewis, Chair

French: Dr. Timothy Noone (coordinator); Dr. John C. McCarthy; Dr. Antón Barba-Kay

German: Dr. Matthias Vorwerk (coordinator); Dr. Michele Averchi; Dr. Michael Rohlf

Greek: Dr. Cristina Ionescu (coordinator); Fr. Ignacio de Ribera-Martin; Dr. Jonathan Buttaci

Latin: Dr. Tobias Hoffmann (coordinator); Dr. Kevin White; Dr. Gregory Doolan 

The deadline to register is Thursday, October 15th. Late registrations will not be accepted. To register, or to request past exams, please e-mail with the language in question. We will not accept verbal registrations.


  • Do I need to sit for both sessions of the exam, even though I’m an MA/PhL student?Yes, you must take both parts of the exam.
  • If I register for the exam, but decide not to take it, does it count as one of my fail attempts?Only if you arrive on the day of the exam, look at it, and then decide not to take it. If you just decide not to show up, that’s fine—it won’t count against you. However, please let us know ahead of time if you plan not to take the exam
  • Do I need to take FREN 500 or GER 500 before taking the School of Philosophy translation exam?You are not required to take these courses prior to sitting for the exam. However, unless you’ve already studied French or German in the past, it is recommended that you do.
  • What about the University’s language exam, the one offered by the Counseling Center?
  • How do I get copies of past exams?Just email
  • What will happen if I sign up for the exam, but the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to go online? We are planning for an onsite exam. However, if the circumstances compel us to make alternate arrangements, we will. We will keep you informed if our plans must change.

For questions regarding MA/PhL requirements, go here

for questions regarding PhD requirements, go here

If you still have questions after checking the website, please email or stop by the Dean's Office.