The German Studies Program uses an on-line placement exam. We recommend that all students who have had German in high school take the exam whether or not you are considering taking German in your first semester. Remember, no matter what field you are in, there are many study abroad and internship opportunities in Germany.

You will receive a letter from the German Studies Program with a password, but in case that letter is not handy, the password is: bison1. If for some reason you do not receive this letter or if you have problems accessing the on-line placement exam, please send an email to the Academic Assistant Pamela Glass (, who is overseeing the on-line placement program for the Department of Foreign Language Programs.

PLEASE NOTE that when you begin the placement test, you will be asked for information such as your name and your ID#. Your Bucknell ID # has not yet been generated? You can use your birth date for this field and proceed on to the test.

If you have further questions about your placement, please send me an email, and I will respond to your questions either via email or telephone as soon as I can.

During Orientation in August there will be an information session about the German Studies Program. We look forward to meeting you then.

Click here to access the placement exam.

Thank you.

Prof. Helen Morris-Keitel


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