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French requirement

To be eligible for graduation, undergraduate students must demonstrate a working knowledge of French. We define “working knowledge” as the ability to cover a press conference and conduct an interview entirely in French. This requirement can be met in one of five ways:

  1. Students who attended and graduated from a French-language high school are exempt.
  2. Students who attended and graduated from a French-language CEGEP are exempt.
  3. Students who pay International Student fees up to the time of graduation are exempt.
  4. Students who do not fulfill options 1-3 above, but already have a good grasp of French can meet this requirement by attending an evaluation with the French department. Dates and booking instructions are sent out by the Undergraduate Program Assistant every semester.
  5. Students who do not have a working knowledge of French, or who do not pass the evaluation must complete FRAN 305 and any necessary pre-requisites. Pre-requisites for FRAN 305 are determined via the French department’s placement test. Students must complete the placement test before registering in any FRAN courses.
2023-24 French Evaluation dates
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at noon
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at noon
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at noon

All evaluations will take place in-person at LB 619 (SGW campus). 

Students who choose to do the evaluation must do it in their first year. The evaluation can only be done once. Students’ responsibilities include:

  • Booking an appointment
  • Arriving on time
  • Providing notice if they cannot attend the evaluation
  • Showing their student ID cards or official photo ID’s.

To book an appointment for the French evaluation please email 
Include your preferred date, full name, and student ID number.

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