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Spanish Heritage Exam

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Heritage Spanish Credit by Examination is a test that grants students credit based on prior proficiency in Spanish. Students who are proficient in Spanish to previous study or native ability may pursue a Spanish major or minor on the Advanced Spanish track. To be in this track students are required to take the Spanish Heritage Exam at the testing center.

Based on performance, a student may earn up to 9 hours of Spanish credit and may receive credit for SPAN 2314, SPAN 2324, and 3 upper-division hours.  Credit earned depends on the student’s score on the Spanish Heritage exam. In order to receive the credits, a student must apply the credits towards a Spanish minor or major and take two additional Spanish courses.

In a hypothetical example, a student earning all 9 hours of credit (demonstrating strong proficiency) would earn credit for 2314, 2324, and 3 hours upper-division credit (thus applying 9 hours towards a minor or major in Spanish).  The remaining hours to complete a minor or major in Spanish would consist of upper-level Spanish grammar, conversation, writing, literature, linguistics, and cultural classes.

Test-takers information

  • Student must present Valid I.D. at test time (Passport, Student I.D., State I.D., Etc…)
  • Register online
  • A $27.50 payment is required for administering test.


  • The results will be available 5-7 business days after taking the exam.
  • The results will expire after two years from the day that the exam was taken.
  • The Spanish Heritage test may not be retaken within a three-month period.


  • Make sure you know your HuskyNet User ID Number (H#).  It is required for registration.  (I don’t know my HuskyNet User ID Number)
  • Include a valid email account
  • An ID number will be emailed after you register.
  • You will need to use the emailed ID number to access the Spanish Placement.
  • Register online now!

Test Day Instructions

  • Arrive at the Testing center (Moody Library Room 121, no less than 30 minutes before the exam)
  • Spanish Placement will be available.
    • Monday and Tuesday in two sessions.
    • The exam is given at 10:00am and 2:00pm.
  • If you have any issues on the day of the exam please contact the HCU testing office phone: 281-649-3236,, or Dr. Bermejo at 281-649-3677 or

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