Earning AP Credit and Placing Out of the College Language Requirement

Earning AP Credit 

A student can earn AP credit (with a score of 4 or 5) by successfully completing the appropriate French course at Georgetown. The appropriate course is determined by the Online Placement Exam.

For language majors

AP + Confirmation with Credits
4 or 5 A score of at least 81 on the Online Placement Exam and the successful completion of Intensive Advanced French II (FREN 112). 5
4 or 5 A score of at least 96 on the Online Placement Exam and the succesful completion of one of the Gateway courses (FREN 250 or FREN 251). 10

For non-language majors

AP + Confirmation with Credits
4 or 5 A score of at least 76 on the Online Placement Exam and the succesful completion of Advanced French II (FREN 102). 3
4 or 5 A score of at least 86 on the Online Placement Exam and the succesful completion of Advanced French Grammar and Writing (FREN 151). 6

Placing out of the College Language Requirement

A student can place out of the College Language Requirement in one of the following four ways, by:

  1. Completing Intensive Intermediate French (FREN 032) or Intermediate French II (FREN 022). 
  2. Placing into Advanced French I (Intensive or non-Intensive, i.e., FREN 111 or FREN 101) or higher, and successfully completing the course. 
  3. Obtaining a score of at least 66 on the Proctored Confirmation Exam during NSO. 
  4. Having obtained an SAT II score of at least 640. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Department of French and Francophone Studies enthusiastically encourages ALL students to continue with their study of the language at the appropriate placement level, even if their SAT II score or Proctored Confirmation score places them out of the College Language Requirement. To determine in which class to enroll, please consult the French Placement Exam Scale & SAT II scores document.