French at Valpo: The First Step

How to Take the French Placement Exam 


The purpose of the French Placement Exam is to determine which French course you should take first at Valpo. The exam will place you into a specific Valpo French course. After completing the course you will earn academic credit for this course.  You must complete and pass this course in order to receive credit toward a French major or minor or toward a General Education language requirement.  After completing the course you may also earn extra credits (retroactive credit) for some of the courses you skipped over with a high placement score.

The use of outside assistance of any kind is prohibited when taking the French Placement Exam. This includes assistance obtained through electronic or other means such as websites, dictionaries, textbooks, other individuals, etc. It would be to your disadvantage to use outside assistance since doing so might place you into a higher class for which you would not be properly prepared. Moreover, using outside assistance would also be a violation of the Valparaiso University Honor Code: "I have neither given or received nor have I tolerated others' use of unauthorized aid."  

Other information
about the Language Placement Exam.

STEP 1 - Enter the username and password

Username = webexam
Password = valpo383

STEP 2 - Indicate the REASON for taking the exam

Choose "Placement - Summer FOCUS"

STEP 3 - Complete the survey

When you complete the required survey on your previous language study, click on the START TEST button at the bottom of the screen to begin the exam.

STEP 4 - Take the exam

You will answer 105 questions.  Once you answer the last one, you will have the option to review and change your answers to earlier questions by using the PREVIOUS button.  When you are ready to submit your exam, click on END EXAM at the bottom.

STEP 5 -  Note your placement

0   -  33 correct  =  French 101
34 -  45 correct  =  French 102
46 -  63 correct  =  French 203
64 - 105 correct =  French 204

French class catalog.

STEP 6 - Print off your results

Once you complete the exam, you will see your results on the screen.  Print off this page and bring it with you when you come to campus for Summer FOCUS.

Begin the exam now:

Login with the username and password (see STEP 1 above)


Want to study in Paris?

The first step is to take the French Placement Exam.

After reading through the steps on the left you will be ready to begin the French Placement Exam.