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Placement

What French Course Should I Take?

Information for students and advisers

French placement test, please visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csls/Placement.php or contact the DUS, Professor Susan Kevra susan.kevra@vanderbilt.edu

VU Placement Test scores:
0-259           French 1101 (2 years of less of French in middle or high school)
260-349       French 1103 (2-3 years of French in high school)
350-419       French 2203 (3-4 years of French in high school)
420+           French 2501w (4 years of French in high school)

SAT Placement:
0-500          French 1101
501-530      French 1103
531-590      French 2203
591+          French 2501w

Advanced Placement (AP) credit:
4 or 5 on French Language Exam = 8 hours credit for FR 2203 & 2501w
4 or 5 on French Literature Exam = 8 hours credit for FR 2203 & 3 hours of elective
credit in Traditions or Intersections

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit:
6 or 7 on subsidiary = 5 hours credit for FR 2203
6 or 7 on higher = 5 hours credit for FR 2203 plus 3 hours elective
credit in Traditions or Intersections

Upper-level courses:
Courses numbered above 2203 are designed for students who choose to minor or major in French.
The courses vary each semester and are often related to a professor's area of research specialization.