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. For full instructions and the link to the French placement exam: Click here.

The placement exam can only be taken once, and scores are valid for the duration of the student's enrollment at UCLA.

(1) Students with one or more years of high school French MUST present a placement examination score on the first day of class.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) Transfer students who have had French at another college should check their degree progress report for credit equivalencies granted on admission (see counselors in A316 Murphy Hall or call 310-825-3382).

Students who have taken the AP Examination and received a score of 3 or higher need not take the Departmental Placement Exam but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies (see "Credit for Advanced Placement Tests"). Students can consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the French Department for further counseling.