Take the Filipino Placement Exam for free. Save time and money by earning back credits, and take a shorter path toward achieving your academic goals.

The Filipino & Philippine Literature Program offers free placement exams for students with varying degrees of language proficiency.

Students placed into FIL 102 or higher, are eligible for back credits (up to 16 credits). For example, if students who are placed in FIL 301 complete the course with a grade of C or better, then they will receive back credits for FIL 101, FIL 102, FIL 201 and FIL 202 for a total of 16 credits.

Students with no prior Filipino language experience should enroll in FIL 101 and may do so without consent.

The following table displays the dates, times, and locations for the placement exams:

Date Time Location
Monday, May 22, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm Spalding 456
Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm Spalding 456
Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm Spalding 456

Note: The placement exam on Monday, May 22, 2017 is for incoming first year students. If you want to take the placement exam on this day, but are a current student at UH Mānoa, please contact Dr. Pia Arboleda (pca62@hawaii.edu) to get approval.

For special placement exam dates, please contact Dr. Pia Arboleda (pca62@hawaii.edu). To reserve a space for any of the above sessions, you can also contact Dr. Arboleda at least two days before the exam date. We ask that you please arrive on time on the day of your scheduled placement exam.

To receive back credits, download and fill out the back credit form below after receiving your grade and submit it to Ms. Jo Ann Espinueva or Ms. Sandra Takeo, at Spalding 255.