Online Placement Exam & Preregistration

Spring 2018 Online Placement Exam

Available 9:00 AM January 2 to 5:00 PM January 5

NOTE: Fren120 is open only to students who took Fren110 (L1). Fren121 (the stand-alone L2) is not offered during the spring semester. For this reason, students placed into L1 or L2 who were not enrolled in a fall semester course will have to wait until NEXT fall to enroll.

The January Placement Test is being offered for students in these categories:

1. Students who have never taken the Placement Test and who wish to enroll in a French course this spring

2. Students who took the Placement Test more than a year ago and who wish to enroll in a French course this spring

3. Students who plan to apply for study abroad over the summer and who have not yet taken a French course at Yale

4. Graduate students who need to demonstrate full competence in French as one of their program requirements

The January Placement Test is NOT open to students who are enrolled in L1, L2, L3 or L4 French this semester, as these students are expected to enroll in the next course in the sequence if they plan to continue with French.

Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.  Once you have chosen a class at the appropriate level, you must preregister during online preregistration.

Results from the placement test will be posted by 11:00 AM on January 9.

To take the current placement exam or to view your placement exam results, click here.

Preregistration (Spring 2018)

All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L2-L5 (FREN 120, FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150), must preregister during the Online Preregistration period: from 9:00 AM on December 8, 2017 to 5:00PM on January 10th, 2018. (see links below).

Notice of assignments will be available at 5 PM on Friday, January 12th, 2018. 

Students are responsible for verifying to which section they have been assigned.

REMEMBER: If your Placement Level is L1 or L2, you will have to wait until next fall to enroll in a course. Fren120 is open only to students who took Fren110. Fren121 is not offered this semester.

Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should follow the link above to see their level (once results have been posted) and preregister for the appropriate course (below). For example, students placed in level 3 should follow the L3 preference selection link to register for FREN 130. (Please do not call.)

Students taking FR160 and above do not need to preregister.

Graduate students cannot preregister online. They should contact Ruth Koizim ( as soon as they know which class hour best fits their schedule so that she can add them to the appropriate class list.

L2–> Preregister for  <FREN 120>  - Matuku Ngame

L3–> Preregister for <FREN 130> - Soumia Koundi

L4–> Preregister for  <FREN 140> - Ruth Koizim

L5–> Preregister for <FREN 150> - Françoise Schneider

Enter your Yale NetID and Password. Select the required number of preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.  The computer will assign places randomly, taking your preferences into account.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.

If you missed the Online Preregistration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.

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