Confirmation Exam (NSO)

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

Any student who wishes to place out of the College Language Requirement 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 to place out of the College Language Requirement 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.

The Proctored Confirmation Exam in French will take place during New Student Orientation on Monday, August 26th, in St. Mary’s Hall, room G40:

-at 11:30 a.m. for last names A-L.

-at 1:30 p.m. for last names M-Z.

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. However, if you plan to enroll in a French course, the French Department 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.

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 French Department. 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: