Confirmation Exam (NSO)

 

Please note: The NSO Proctored Confirmation Exam will take place on Monday, August 29, 2016. Learn more here

 
Who needs to take the Proctored Confirmation Exam during New Student Orientation?

Any student who wishes to place out of the College Language Requirement OR who wishes to confirm AP credit without enrolling in a qualifying GU French course, and has NOT received a qualifying SAT II score (click here for more information).

IMPORTANT: If you have taken the Online Placement Exam and would like either to place out of the College Language Requirement or to confirm AP credit, you MUST have obtained a score of 66 on the Online Placement Exam in order to take the Proctored Confirmation Exam during New Student Orientation.

Any student who is seeking credit for an Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced French language course taken during the summer at another degree-granting college or university.

Who does NOT need to take the Proctored Confirmation Exam?

Any student who simply needs to find out which French course to enroll in. In this case, students may take the Online Placement Exam at any time or location.

Any student who has a qualifying SAT II score (click here for more information) may use his/her score either to place out of the College Language Requirement OR to confirm AP credit without taking the Proctored Confirmation Exam. However, if you plan to enroll in a French course, the Department of French and Francophone Studies requires all students to take the Online Placement Exam at any time or location. If your SAT II score is different from your score on the Placement Exam, you should use the higher placement.

Any student who wishes to confirm AP credit, and has taken the Online Placement Exam over the summer, and has placed into a qualifying GU French course in which s/he will enroll. Please note that in this case AP credit will be awarded only if the student enrolls in and completes the qualifying course (click here for more information).

Who is not eligible to take the Proctored Confirmation Exam?

Any student who obtained a score of less than 66 on the Online Placement Exam.

Any student who has already taken a course in the Department of French and Francophone Studies. In this case, s/he must finish the Intermediate sequence in order to place out of the College Language Requirement by completing either Intermediate French II (FREN 022) or Intensive Intermediate (FREN 032), (unless s/he is seeking credit for an Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced French language course taken during the summer at another degree-granting college or university).

Please refer to the following links for further information:
Placement Exam Scale
How to Access the French Placement Exam
French Accents for Mac
French Accents for PC