Placement Test

Due to COVID-19, our physical offices are closed. This semester, placement tests will  take place online.

To register, or see if you need to take a placement test, please contact our Academic Advisor, Hélène Pouliot, at

For placement test dates, please click here.


Students qualifying in the following categories need not complete the placement test but should enrol in the course indicated below.

  • BC grade 12 French completed within the last three years with a final grade of A: enrol in FREN 211
  • BC grade 12 French completed (irrespective of grade) within the last three years who have subsequently spent at least five weeks in a French-speaking environment: enrol in FREN 211
  • BC grade 12 French completed within the last three years who do not meet either of the above two conditions: enrol in FREN 210
  • Students who have completed grade 11 French within the last three years and have not completed anymore French since: enrol in FREN 122
  • Fewer than three years of French completed in high school and no other French: enrol in FREN 121
  • No French at all: enrol in FREN 120

All other students are required to complete the placement test, including the following:

  • French immersion, Francophone programme, IB and AP students
  • student who have completed high school in a Francophone educational system in a Francophone country or province
  • college/university transfer students with transfer units in French
  • students from other provinces or countries
  • students who have completed any credit/non-credit French course of six or more weeks duration since high school
  • students who have lived (minimum 30 months) in a Francophone environment
  • special cases and any students seeking advice on eligibility to earn challenge credit for 210, and/or 211, and/or 221, and/or 222

For other information regarding the placement test please see the placement test section on the Frequently Asked Questions page.