A free placement test is offered to assist those students who have taken French courses in high school or at a community college prior to attending SIUC register for the correct course level in the French program. Depending on a student's test score, he or she can register for an upper level basic language course and receive up to 2 lower level language course credits. If a grade of A or B is earned in the upper level course, the student may return to the main office and complete a validating credit form. Approximately two weeks after the form is submitted to the Registrar's Office, the course credits should appear on the student's transcript.
For additional information on Validating Credit as well as Proficiency Exams and AP Credit, please visit Placement and Proficiency Tests.