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French Placement Exam

Your Passport to France and the Francophone World! 

Please take this exam if you have any background in speaking or reading French and you are considering continuing to study it at Manhattanville to fulfill your language requirement. You need not take it if you have never studied this language.

Examination Information:

The French Placement Exam is an online Web-based program, so it may be completed on a computer (PC or MAC) with Internet access. Normally, within 48 hours, placement scores and their Manhattananville course equivalencies (if applicable) will appear in your WebAdvisor account. Click the "Placement Exams, Non Course and Transfer Course Equivalencies" link.

-Students may take the French placement exam only once-

The purpose of this exam is to provide individualized testing, to identify your ability level using combinations of grammar, reading, and vocabulary questions. Please complete the placement examination to the best of your ability, without the use of textbooks, dictionaries, or any other type of assistance. 

If you experience any technical problems or have questions about taking the French Placement Exam, please contact Dr. Binita Mehta, Coordinator of French in World Languages & Literatures, at If your exam session is interrupted and you have not completed the Placement test, you must login again and enter your information EXACTLY as you did when you started the exam and then click the RESUME button, NOT the START button.

Students eligible for testing accommodations are encouraged to contact the Director of Disability Services at 914-323-7127.

Below is the link to the French Placement exam. The Password is: bonjour