French Placement Test Information
(2018-2019 Academic Year Information)
All first-year students who have previously studied French and who plan to fulfill a language requirement or would like to continue with their study of French, and all transfer students who plan to take French MUST take the online placement test before registering for courses.
If you are asked to take the French Placement Test during the academic year, please see below*.
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE FRENCH PLACEMENT TEST BY AUGUST 1.
The French placement test is given online only. There are many advantages to taking it by August 1st:
- You'll get your score in time to learn about the course in which you'll begin.
- You can take the test when you feel ready.
- You can take the time you need to complete the test.
- You can work in a quiet, relaxed testing environment.
Take French online placement test:
Access to French placement results:
(click link below)
When you take the placement test before August 1, your results will be posted below by August 1. Your results will show which course to register for, or you will be asked to come in for an interview or validation of proficiency test:
If you earn “Interview” on the placement test, you will be required to confirm your level by taking an oral interview, C-test and written composition. This 30 minutes follow-up test given on a first come first serve basis will determine for which course you can register.
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018. (Wildcat Welcome Week)
10:00am - 12:00pm
Validation of Proficiency
If you earn “Validation of Proficiency” on the placement test, you will be required to confirm your level of proficiency by taking an oral interview, C-test and written composition. This 30 minutes follow-up test given on a first come first serve basis will determine whether you have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement and/or for which course you can register.
Date:Monday, September 24, 2018. (Wildcat Welcome Week)
10:00am - 12:00pm
Before registering for French courses at Northwestern, you MUST take the online French placement test unless your AP exam score in French is a 5. You have satisfied the Weinberg foreign language requirement in French. We encourage you to continue your French studies at Northwestern. Please register for French 210 or French 211. If you have questions, please consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies for French.
*If you take the French Placement Test during the academic year, your results will be posted (link below) within 72 hours of your submission. If you have any questions, please contact the French Placement Test Adviser, Aude Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org).