Language Course Sign-Up

In addition to officially registering, students must sign-up with the Spring 2017 - Language Course Form to reserve a seat.

The Spring 2017 form will close on December 16, 2016. If you have missed this deadline, you may still register for a language class, but run the risk of losing your seat if your class has more than the maximum enrollment.

Placement Exam*

All first-year, transfer, and/or returning students who studied French prior to entering Columbia/Barnard must take the placement exam before taking any Barnard French courses. The test is all multiple choice (50 questions), takes about 45 minutes and covers grammar, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, translation, and short translation passage. Questions about the exam should be directed to Professor Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig at

Spring 2017 Exam Schedule:

Friday, January 13th


Milbank 405




*Policy on No Exemption from General Education Requirements through Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate Credits: Students Entering Fall 2016

Students entering Barnard in Fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, but these credits will not exempt students from General Education Requirements. Further information may be found on the Registrars website.