Advice and information

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Advice and information



If you think that you meet the language requirements, then you can enroll for an exam at any time. We recommend that you participate in one of our courses, however. During these courses, you will be taught language and examination-specific skills that will make it as easy as possible for you to pass the exam.


The overview of Goethe-Institute examination and course levels can tell you which exam is designed for which level. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Language Office.


We also offer individual exams if none of our dates work for you. Please reach out at
for more information.


To read our detailed General Conditions for our courses and exams, please click here.


The testing locations make every effort to accommodate participants with special needs (such as chronic illnesses, visual or hearing impairment). The level and type of chronic illness/disability must be disclosed upon registering for the exam and be confirmed by a doctor’s attestation. The testing location is obligated to maintain strict confidentiality. More detailed information can be obtained directly at the testing location at which you wish to take the exam.

Please inform your exam location at least 4 weeks before your exam date about your requirement for special accommodations. 

Exam Times

Most exams will begin around 10:00-11:30 AM. However, please make yourself available for the entire day of your exam, as this is subject to change on short notice due to the current situation.

Important Documents

Please bring a currently valid photo government ID (such as a passport, driver's license, or other state ID) on the day of the exam.

Please complete the Exam Registration Form and bring it with you on the day of the exam. 
Goethe-Institute NY Exam Registration Form

If you are under 18, a parent or guardian has to be present for the check-in on the day of the exam.

Further Offerings

Exam Prep Courses

Need preparation for any of our exams?

Individual Exam

For an additional fee you can book an individual exam with us. Email us at