Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2005



Course Number

DIPL 4113, 7113 SA

Course Description

This purpose of this course is to prepare students for the Foreign Service Written Examination and Assessment Procedure. Entry into the Foreign Service is a multistage process that can take up to 12 months. The focus of this course is to pass the initial threshold of the written exam that consists of the following components: Job Knowledge, English Expression, Biographic Information Questionnaire, and Written Essay (graded pass/fail). In addition, since Foreign Service Candidates are requested to select a career track on the day of the written exam, an overview of the work of a Foreign Service Officer will also be provided.

The Foreign Service Exam is presently being offered once a year. An exam date has not been established for 2005. Registration for the Foreign Service Exam can be done on line at (click on Foreign Service Officer and Register for exam)