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French Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2013-2014

Placement into the French courses is based on a combination of the number of years the student studied French in high school and the student's score on the French Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement messages are derived in collaboration with the French Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Spring 2014.

The online French Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit. Only students who do well on the placement test may attempt the proficiency exam. Click here to learn more about the paper-and-pencil French Proficiency Exam.

Questions may be directed to the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.


Test Score

High School Units

Placement Message

0 - 55 0 - 2 Placed into FR 101
3 - 4 Placed into FR 102
56 - 61 0 - 2 Placed into FR 102
3 - 4 Placed into FR 103
62 - 69 0 - 4 If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 133; if not majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 103
70 - 77 0 - 4 If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 134; if not majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 1041
78 - 88 0 - 4 Placed into FR 205 or 207; consult with your advisor about other 200-level courses.1

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If you do not already have college-level credit in French, you may take the French Proficiency Exam in August 2013 or January 2014 prior to enrolling in a French course.