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STAMP: World Language Assessment

The Ramapo College Testing Center offers both in-person STAMP testing and remote STAMP testing. To view information about the remote testing process, please go to If you would like to sign up for our in-person STAMP testing, please review the below information.


Students who score above a 5 on all 4 sections of the STAMP 4S test can now qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy as well! This is a great resume item for both high school and college students! If you have completed your STAMP 4S and wish to request the Global Seal of Biliteracy certificate, please fill out this form. More information can be found below in our FAQ section.





STAMP – General Details and FAQs

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 determine levels of proficiency defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages – ACTFL

What is the Global Seal of Biliteracy?

  • The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proficiency with language skills in two or more languages for our students. This credential offers a competitive advantage for our students by helping them earn scholarships, higher pay, college credit, increased study abroad opportunities and so much more. This is a great resume item for both high school and college students!

    To learn more about the Global Seal of Biliteracy visit their website at

How do I receive the Global Seal of Biliteracy?

  • Students who receive above a 5 on all 4 sections of the STAMP 4S test qualify. Your scores will be submitted to the organization by the Ramapo College Testing Center after filling out the Certificate Request Form for a $10 fee per qualifying langauge. You will then be able to pick up your certificate approximately 2-3 weeks after submission.

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 French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, and Hebrew.

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 at Ramapo?

  • 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 in-person appointment time.

Is there a fee to take the STAMP test?

  • There is a $40.00 non-refundable test administration fee for the STAMP test to be paid via credit card at time of registration.

How many students will I be in the Testing Center with?

There will be no more than 10 students testing at one time with 2 proctors present.

Do I have to take the STAMP test in-person?

No, you do not. You can choose to take the STAMP test remotely as well. To learn more about the remote testing option please visit:

Please Note
If you have questions about the Ramapo College world language requirement or need more information please contact the 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.