The test that is not binding is intended to give youngsters an idea of the level of their basic skills. A poor result will not have any consequences for the prospective student.
Prof Lieve De Wachter (Interfaculty Institute for Living Languages): "It has to remain an orientation test, preferably taken in the course of the final year at secondary school. Those with a result below 60% only have a 25% chance of being successful at university. That is unless any action is taken."
Leuven University Rector Rik Torfs believes that there is great need of a test like this: "Too many are the students that fail due to a lack of self-knowledge."
36.8% of first year students pass their year without having to re-sit their year.