Placement Exams

French Language Placement Exams - Spring 2019
Friday, January 18th
Barnard College - 405 Milbank Hall
No sign-up required. 
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. There are no listening or oral components.
Questions about the exam should be directed to Professor Karen Santos da Silva at
*Policy on No Exemption from General Education Requirements through Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate Credits
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.