Italian Challenge Exam

Dates and deadlines will be announced by your instructor.

PART I – 4 credit hours of Italian 101

PART II – 4 credit hours of Italian 102

PART III – 4 credit hours of Italian 201


This examination can be taken by non-native, full-time BYU students who are enrolled in or have previously completed Italian 321. (SPECIAL NOTE:  ITALIAN 321 DOES NOT FULFILL THE GE FOREIGN LANGUAGE OPTION; ITALIAN 340 FULFILLS THIS OPTION.)

This examination is divided into three parts, and a student may take one, two, or all three parts, depending on the number of desired credits.  A separate grade is awarded for each part which tests ORAL COMPREHENSION, GRAMMAR, READING and WRITINGTHE EXAM CAN BE TAKEN ONLY ONCE.

ORAL COMPETENCE courses (Italian 211R and 311R) are NOT tested on the above dates.  Your Italian 321 instructor awards this credit through evaluation of class participation.


The Special Examination form will be available at the French & Italian Department, 3134 JFSB. The procedure for taking the examination and obtaining credit is as follows:

1. Pick up the Special Examination form from the French & Italian Department, 3134 JFSB

2. Take it to the Cashier’s Office, D-155 ASB and pay the $20.00 validation fee.

3. After paying the fee, turn the form back in to the French & Italian Department office

4. When exam is available, go to B-153 JFSB and reserve a time slot in the lab to take the test

5. The department will notify you as soon as your form is available for you to sign. YOU MUST COME IN PERSON WITH YOUR STUDENT ID TO SIGN FOR YOUR GRADES, as we do not release grades by email or over the phone.  You will have the option of choosing which grades you would like to have recorded on your transcript.  The secretary will give you the pink copy of this form for your personal records and they will send a copy to the Records Office to be recorded on your transcript.

6. Please note that you must sign for your grades no later than ONE YEAR after you take the exam.  The forms will be kept in the department office until you have signed for your grades; they are not automatically sent to the Records Office.

7. Be aware that the grades do not show up as being part of your semester credits. They are added to the end of your transcript under a separate heading.