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Please Note
If you have questions about the world language requirement or need more information please contact the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies Office at 201 684-7406/7407.

Students must read the instructions in the STAMP Student Guide before taking the test. Failure to read the STAMP Student Guide and follow the directions may result in problems during the test.


About STAMP (Overview) ( Details )

What is STAMP?

  • An adaptive online test designed to  assess world language proficiency in reading and writing
  • A series of test items based on real-world, everyday situations written by native speakers that determines levels of proficiency defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages – ACTFL

What  STAMP test sections are required by Ramapo College? (You must complete all 4 sections to be graded) 

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

What world languages are tested with STAMP?

  • STAMP tests are available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

When will I get my scores?

  • STAMP test scores are usually available within 2-3 business days of the test date.   The Testing Center will e-mail a copy of your Individual Student Score Report to your Ramapo College e-mail account on the Monday following your test date. During periods of high demand, Individual Student Score Reports will be sent no later than the Wednesday (7 days) following examination.

How will my STAMP scores be used?

  • The STAMP Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking scores are averaged and used to determine language course placement
  • Reading score range is 1.0 to 9.0
  • Writing score range is 1.0 to 9.0
  • Listening score range is 1.0 to 9.0
  • Speaking score range is 1.0 to 9.0
  • Final score range is 1.0 to 9.0

How many times may I take the STAMP test?

  • Students may only take the STAMP test one time; no re-test option is available
  • Students are advised to review the Student Guide and take the sample test available at

STAMP Test  Final Scores & Course Placements

  • 1.0 to 1.5   Foundations I (course 101)
  • 1.6 to 3.0   Foundations II (course 111)
  • 3.1 to 4.5   Intermediate I (course 201)
  • 4.6 to  6.0  Intermediate II (course 202)
  • 6.1 to 8.0   Eligible for 300-level course
  • 8.1 to 9.0   Eligible for 400 Level Course

How do I prepare for the STAMP test?

  • Practice world language speaking and writing every day
  • Log on the and take the practice test

Where do I go to take the STAMP test?

  • The STAMP test is administered by a proctor through the Testing Center at Ramapo College.   A test registration form link is provided at the top of this page to schedule an appointment time.

Is there a fee to take the STAMP test?

  • There is a $25.00 non-refundable test administration fee for the STAMP test that is due at time of testing by personal check or money order made payable to Ramapo College (preferred payment method) or cash (exact amount)
  • Checks returned due to insufficient funds will incur a $30.00 handling fee