It is not possible to test out of the language requirement based on your online, unproctored French Placement Test score. If you place into FRENCH 235, you are eligible to meet the language requirement for your school or college by taking an in-person, proctored exam called the French Validation Test.

Alternately, if you wish to enroll in FRENCH 235 (Advanced Practice in French) instead of validating your score, you can do so. If you complete FRENCH 235 with a C- or better, you will have met the language requirement.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your progress toward meeting the language requirement.

Before registering for the French Validation Test, please confirm that you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are an incoming student who took the French Placement Test online prior to orientation;
  • You placed into FRENCH 235 but do not plan on completing FRENCH 235;
  • You do not have AP/IB credit that can be used to meet the language requirement;
  • You plan on using the French Validation Test to complete your language requirement.

Fall 2020 and Winter 2021:

Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding proctored test sessions. All validation will remote. The process will include a transcript review and a video interview. If you placed into FRENCH 235 and would like to complete validation, please contact

Winter semester validation interviews will take place in February 2021. Students should sign up by the end of January 2021 in order to complete an interview during the winter semester.

If you have questions about the validation test, you can direct them to