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What French Course Should I Take?

What French Course Should I Take?

Information for students and advisers

French placement and AXLE proficiency test, please visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csls/Placement.php or contact the DUS, Professor Lynn Ramey lynn.ramey@vanderbilt.edu

VU Placement Test Scores:
0-259            French 101a (2 years or less of French in high school)
260-349       French 102 (2-3 years of French in high school)
350-419       French 103 (3-4 years of French in high school)
420+             French 201w (4 years of French in high school)

SAT Placement:
0-500             French 101a
501-530         French 102
531-590         French 103
591+              French 201w

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit:
4 or 5 on French Language Exam = 8 hours credit for FR 103 & 201w
4 or 5 on French Literature Exam = 8 hours credit for FR 103 & 3 hours of elective
credit in Traditions or Intersections

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit:
6 or 7 on subsidiary = 5 hours credit for FR 103
6 or 7 on higher = 5 hours credit for FR 103 plus 3 hours elective
credit in Traditions or Intersections

In Summary:
 0 years of high school French or placement score of 0-260            = French 101a
Students who have completed 101a                                             = French 101b
1-2 years of high school French or placement score of 260-349      = French 102
(102 is one-semester, accelerated first-year French)
3-4 years of high school French, placement score of 350-419, or
SAT score of 540-589                                                                 = French 103
4+ years of high school French, placement score of 420+, IB
subsidiary score of 6 or 7, or SAT score of 590                             = French 201w or higher