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Language Level & Exemption Exams

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Depending on your Hebrew level and the duration of your Hebrew course, upon your completion of the course (at the end of a semester or the Summer Ulpan), you will take either the Level Exam or the Exemption Exam. Exam scores are used to determine your Hebrew level for the following semester – and/or whether you meet the departmental Hebrew proficiency requirement for degree studies.

  • If you are completing Levels Aleph through Heh, you will take the Level Exam.
  • If you are completing Level Vav, you will take the Exemption Exam.
  • If you reached exemption level on your general placement exam and writing placement exam, you may also take the Exemption Exam.

First & Second Exam Sittings

The Level Exam and the Exemption Exam are given twice at the end of each Summer Ulpan or semester course. The first sitting (Moed Aleph) takes place at the end of the course, while the second sitting (Moed Bet) is held several weeks later. You may decide to take both Moed Aleph and Moed Bet, but should be aware that if you do, the grade on the Moed Bet will be your final test grade.

ProgramLevelsMoed AlephMoed BetMoed Bet RegistrationRegistration Closes
Moed Bet
Autumn Semester
Aleph-DaletDecember 20, 2021January 14, 2022December 20, 2021January 10, 2022
Autumn Semester
HU Students
Hebrew for academic purposes – 1-2
January 14, 2022February 7, 2022January 14, 2022February 1, 2022
Autumn Semester Preparatory/Mechina
BetJanuary 16, 2022February 7, 2022January 14, 2022February 1, 2022
Autumn Semester Preparatory/MechinaGimel-DaletJanuary 14, 2022February 7, 2022January 14, 2022February 1, 2022
Spring Semester ProgramAleph-HehJune 1, 2022June 9, 2022June 1, 2022June 2, 2022
Spring Semester Preparatory/MechinaGimmel-HehJune 9, 2022June 20, 2022June 9, 2022June 14, 2022
Spring Semester HU studentsHeh-Vav-
Hebrew for academic purposes – 1-2
June 27, 2022July 18, 2022June 27, 2022July 12, 2022
Summer and Kidma ulpanAleph-VavSeptember 21, 2022?September 21, 2022?

If you are planning to take Moed Bet (the second exam sitting), register online via your personal information account.


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