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French Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2012-2013

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 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013.

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 Placed into FR 103 or 133 (students who want to major or minor should enroll in FR 133)
70 - 77 0 - 4 Placed into FR 104 or 134 (students who want to major or minor should enroll in FR 134)1
78 - 88 0 - 4 Placed into FR 205 or 207; consult with your advisor about other

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If you do not already have college-level credit, you may take the French Proficiency Exam in August 2012 or January 2013 prior to enrolling in a French course.