We understand students' occasional concerns regarding their placement, but we know that our placement process is highly calibrated and accurate. We have been using the Placement Exam for many years, and it is a reliable and proven tool for effectively placing students in accordance to the demands of our program. The only rare anomalies that occur in the results are almost always attributable to a student not following the directions and/or intentionally attempting to distort the results. We do not allow students to take a course neither above nor below their placement for a number of reasons. First, and most importantly, the exam has been proven to be accurate. Second, the Academic Regulations of the University as defined in the Undergraduate Bulletin do not allow students to duplicate credit; in other words, we do not give students credit for taking a course for which they already have credit, proficiency, and/or knowledge. Third, to allow students to take a course other than that which the placement exam has indicated, would undermine the exam itself and students would be placing themselves arbitrarily. If students were to self-place in language classes, there would be students of different levels of proficiency in the same class. Some students would be extremely under-challenged while others would be struggling to pass. Since implementing the exam and our placement policy many years ago, such imbalances have all but disappeared, and the end result is an excellent environment very conducive to student learning and progress.