Advanced placement credit

AP score of 4 or DELF B1
Students with a score of 4 on the AP exam or who have completed the DELF B1 level will be placed in Intermediate II, but may attempt to place out by requesting to take an oral exam administered by the Director of the Language Program.

Please note: The Barnard course, FREN BC1204 Intermediate II does not fulfill the undergraduate language requirement.

SAT II score of 780 or above
An SAT II score of 780 or above satisfies the foreign language requirement.

AP score of 5 or DELF B2: The department grants 3 credits for a score of 5 on the AP French Language exam, of for the completion of DELF B2 (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française, niveau B2). Students are awarded this credit only after they take a 3000-level French course (taught in French, for at least 3 points) and obtain a grade of B or above in that course.

DALF C1 level or IB HL score of 6 or 7: The department grants 3 credits for the C1 level of DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), or for a score of 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exam. Students have no obligation to take higher-level French courses in order to receive these 3 credits, but restrictions apply on the use of these credits toward the French major.