The Department of Spanish uses an on-line placement exam designed to match your language skills to the appropriate Spanish course. We strongly recommend that all students who have had Spanish in high school take the exam whether or not they are considering taking Spanish in their first semester. Remember, no matter what field you are in, there are many study abroad and internship opportunities in Spain as well as in the Spanish-speaking world.

Admitted students should complete the placement exam via myBucknell.

Currently enrolled students may access the placement exam via this link.

This quick and painless placement exam should not take more than 15 minutes of your time. For the password, please enter bison1. You will need your Bucknell ID number and your Bucknell email address.

If you have problems accessing the on-line placement exam, please send an email to Academic Assistant Julie Guinn-Bailey (

During Orientation in August there will be an information session about the Department of Spanish. We look forward to meeting you then.