Online Placement Test & Preference Selection
Updated October 2022 for Spring 2023 Registration
1. Online Placement Exam (November 2022)
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9:00 a.m. — OPEN
Friday, Oct. 28, 12:00 p.m. — CLOSE
Monday, Oct. 31, by 5:00 p.m. — RESULTS POSTED
Placement results will be posted by Monday, October 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. , on Canvas, in “French Placement Test Site 22-23” Please visit the Center for Language Study French Placement Test Page to access information about online testing.
It is your responsibility to check your Placement results. They will NOT be emailed to you.
Placement exam results remain valid for one calendar year.
Please proceed to the CLS website (https://cls.yale.edu/students/placement-testing/french-placement-test) for more information – and to register for the test.
2. Preference Selection (November 2022)
You must complete online Preference Selection to secure a place in all courses FREN 110 to 160.
Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should preregister (via Preference Selection) for the course in which they were placed.
Continuing students should complete Preference Selection, if required, for the next course in the sequence.
Preference Selection will be available from Tuesday, November 1st at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m.
You may check your preference selection results on Friday, November 11th by 5:00 p.m.
For L1 and L2, please note the following:
FREN 110 and FREN 121 are FALL TERM ONLY courses.
FREN 120 is open only to students who have completed FREN 110.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL students cannot access Preference Selection. They should contact the Language Program Director, Candace Skorupa, with their course section request at email@example.com.
***PLEASE NOTE: These sites will NOT be active until Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 9:00am . ***
*PLEASE NOTE: FREN 110 is NOT offered in the Spring*
- L3–> Preregister for <FREN 130> - Soumia Koundi
- L4–> Preregister for <FREN 140> - Soumia Koundi
- L3-L4 Intensive–> Preregister for <FREN 145> - - Candace Skorupa
- L5/150–> Preregister for <FREN 150> - Françoise Schneider
- L5/160–> Preregister for <FREN 160> - Françoise Schneider
After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you should select the specified number of 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.
*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 Preference Selection 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.
Placement and Preregistration Contact (for NON-TECHNICAL issues):
Language Program Director: Candace Skorupa (link sends e-mail)
Further information about placement testing and the use of placement scores at Yale can be found here.