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French Placement: Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2018-2019

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 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

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

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

 

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 32
Placed into FR 101
33 - 46
Placed into FR 102
47 - 60 If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 133; if not majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 103
61 - 74 If majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 134; if not majoring or minoring in French, placed into FR 1041
75 - 88 Placed into FR 205 or FR 207; consult with your advisor about other 200-level courses.1
1If you do not already have college-level credit for FR 104 or higher, you may take the French Proficiency Exam in August 2018 or January 2019 prior to enrolling in a French course.