French Language Placement Exam
Enrollment in French 1 through 6 is contingent upon proper placement, as determined by the results of the Departmental Placement Exam.
The French placement exam is offered online only. Paper placement exams are no longer offered. Follow this link for full instructions, and the link to the French placement exam.
The placement exam can only be taken once, and scores are valid for the duration of the student’s enrollment at UCLA.
- Students with one or more years of high school French MUST present a placement examination score on the first day of class.
- Students who have taken the AP examination and received a score of 3 or higher need not take the departmental placement examination but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies but should check their degree progress report (DAR) for credit equivalencies granted on admission (see counselors in A316 Murphy Hall or call 310-825-3382).
- Students who have never had high school French may pre-enroll in French 1 without taking the placement examination but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies.
- Transfer students who have had French at another college should check their degree progress report (DAR) for credit equivalencies granted on admission (see counselors in A316 Murphy Hall or call 310-825-3382).
- This score alone, whatever it may be, does not satisfy the College foreign language requirement:
- Students placing into FR 4, 5 or 6 on the placement exam are REQUIRED to complete an interview with Professor Jansma if using the placement exam score to fulfill the UCLA Foreign Language Requirement. Please email her at email@example.com in order to schedule the speaking and writing portion of the French Placement Exam; please include “Placement Exam Validation” in the subject line.
- Students wishing to enroll in a second year French course (FR 4, 5, or 6) based on their score may do so without an interview. Placement score is provided immediately following the test and must be retained to present to the instructor on the first day of class. Successful completion of a second year French course fulfills the language requirement.