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French Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2021-2022

Placement into the French courses is based on 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 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

The online French Placement Test does not award academic credit. Students who do well on the placement test (placing into fourth level or higher) are invited to attempt the French Proficiency Exam, which is offered at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 32Placed into FR 101
33 - 46Placed into FR 102
47 - 60If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 133; otherwise, placed into FR 103
61 - 74If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 134; otherwise, placed into FR 1041
75 - 88Placed into FR 205 or FR 207; consult with the French Department's Undergraduate Advisor about other 200-level courses.1

1 If you do not already have college-level credit for FR 104 or higher, you may take the French Proficiency Exam in August 2021 or January 2022 prior to enrolling in a French course.