Online Placement Exam & Preregistration

Spring Term Online Placement Exam

Available from  December 8 to December 21, and January 2 to January 4

Scores will be available for students to check at 11:00AM January 8th, 2019

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.

2018-2019 Placement Exam and Information

Spring 2019 Preregistration

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 7th, 2018 to 5:00PM on January 9th, 2019. (see links below).

Notice of assignments will be available at 5:00PM on Tuesday, January 11th, 2019. 

*It is your responsibility to verify your section assignment.

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 need to contact the appropriate course chair.

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

After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.  Try, if you can, to choose different time slots. 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.