Online Placement Exam

Who needs to take the Online Placement Exam

Any student who simply needs to find out which French course to enroll in
For students with SAT II scores: even though you may use your SAT II score to enroll in a course (See French Placement Exam Scale & SAT II scores), the Department requires all students to take the Online Placement Exam. 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 enroll in a French course
In this case, you will also need to enroll and complete the qualifying course in order to be awarded AP credit. (See Confirming AP credit & Placing out of the College Language Requirement).

Who does not need to take the Online Placement Exam?

Any student who has never studied French
Simply enroll in FREN-001 Introductory French I or FREN-011 Intensive Basic French (a one-semester, intensive course equivalent to French 001 and 002). Advanced Speakers of Spanish may enroll in French-009 French for Spanish Speakers (a one-semester course equivalent to French 001 and 002). 

Any student who is a native speaker and writer of French
Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Anne O'Neil-Henry (ao358@georgetown.edu), at the beginning of the semester.

Any student who has a qualifying SAT II score
See Confirming AP credit & Placing out of the College Language Requirement: You may use your SAT II score to confirm AP credit or place out of the College Language Requirement. However, if you plan to enroll in a French course, the Department requires you to take the Online Placement Exam. If your SAT II score is different from your score on the Placement Exam, you should use the higher placement.

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