Fall 2020 Online Placement Exam & Preregistration

Exam Dates: July 1, 9 am EDT to July 31, 5 pm EDT.

All students who have not yet studied French at Yale (except for those who have no previous formal or informal exposure to French whatsoever) are expected to take the Departmental placement exam.  

Students who studied over the summer with programs other than Yale’s MUST take the placement exam in order to be eligible to receive credit for their work. The placement exam will also ensure that these students enroll in the appropriate course should they wish to continue their study of French.

The Department strongly recommends that students who earned a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement exam, a 6 or 7 on the Advanced-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, a Common European Framework rating of C1 , or an A or B on the GCE A-Level exam take the placement exam in order to be directed to the most appropriate course.

NOTE: Students who wish to begin taking French in the spring are advised to take the placement exam now. Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.

Placement results will be posted after 9:00 am on August 7, 2020 on Canvas (within the “French Placement Test Site 20-21”).

If you have been placed in FREN 110, FREN 121, FREN 130, FREN140 or FREN 150, you MUST preregister online in order to secure a place in a section.

More information

To take the online placement test and for more information, please visit the CLS site.


Online Preregistration

August 7, 9 am to August 14, 5 pm EDT

All new and continuing undergraduate students who plan to take an L1 – L5 French Language course - (FREN 110, FREN 121, FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150), MUST preregister during the Online Preregistration period. Students taking FR160 and above do not need to preregister.

Please note that FREN 110 and FREN 121 are FALL TERM ONLY courses. (FREN 120 is a spring term course that is open only to students who were enrolled in FREN 110 in the fall.)

Graduate and professional students cannot preregister online. They should contact the Language Program Director (ruth.koizim@yale.edu) with their course section request.

Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should preregister for the course in which they were placed.

Preference Selection and Preregistration Applications

FREN 110 -  http://students.yale.edu/ocs-preference/select/select?id=19306

FREN 121 -  http://students.yale.edu/ocs-preference/select/select?id=19309

FREN 130 - -http://students.yale.edu/ocs-preference/select/select?id=19312

FREN 140 - http://students.yale.edu/ocs-preference/select/select?id=19315

FREN 150 -  http://students.yale.edu/ocs-preference/select/select?id=19318

After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 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. 
Section assignments will be available at noon on Monday, August 19, 2020.

*It is your responsibility to verify your section assignment.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings, including during the Drop/ Add period.

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.

For questions and concerns about preregistration, please contact:  ruth.koizim@yale.edu