Placing out of first year spanish!
After using duolingo for about two months I was just able to pass place out of the first year spanish class I would have otherwise had to take!
It remains to be seen whether Duolingo has adequately prepared me for Spanish 210
I would look to see if your university has a program that pairs language learners together - i.e. A Spanish speaker learning English with an English speaker learning Spanish. The more time you have to just speak and get comfortable the easier it will be!