Department of French Studies FAQs

French Placement Test

Yes, after completing the French Studies Placement Test you will receive a course recommendation. Taking the test helps to ensure that you start your French-language learning at Queen’s with the course that best reflects your proficiency level.

NOTE: Misrepresenting your level of French proficiency is considered a serious departure from academic integrity. Taking a course that is below your current level, or any such misrepresentation of your ability, will be referred to the Associate Dean's office.

If you are having difficulty accessing the French Placement Test, please try the following:

  1. Try enrolling into the course via the self-registration page: https://onq.queensu.ca/d2l/lp/navbars/25338/customlinks/external/18984. Once you are on that page, scroll down and select “French Placement Test FW2022/23” from the list. This will enroll you into the “course,” and you should then be able to access the course via onQ and take the test.
     
  2. Try accessing the test from your onQ home page. Click on the waffle icon then select “French Placement test FW22/23” from the course list. This will take you directly to the quiz tool and the test will be visible.

Degree Plan Requirements

To review the degree requirements for your French Plan, please select the appropriate link in the Academic Calendar: French Studies Programs and Plans.

For questions about course requirements and the Placement Test and general inquiries, please email the Undergraduate Assistant

For specific inquires related to transfer credits, AP credits, exchange opportunities, and special permissions, please contact the Undergraduate Chair, Julien Lefort-Favreau.

The Academic Progress Report (APR) in SOLUS is designed to give you advice on what courses you will need to take to complete your degree, as well as warn you if you have broken any of the various rules that govern which courses may be used in a particular degree program. This report was formerly called the "AAR" or "Academic Advisement Report."

Watch this helpful video on How to Read and Understand your Progress Report. This report will show you what courses you have taken that count towards your Degree Plan(s) and what courses you still need to take to fulfill your degree requirements.

NOTE: While the APR is a useful guide, the ultimate authority on all academic requirements in the Faculty of Arts and Science is the Arts and Science Calendar; if there is a discrepancy, the online Calendar requirements take precedence.

Course Registration

If you are missing a prerequisite and have training or experience (other than the prerequisite) that you think makes you well qualified to take a course, you can contact the instructor of that course to request that they consider you for a prerequisite override.

If the instructor grants you permission, you can forward their email along with the specifics of your course registration request to francais@queensu.ca.

Please note that prerequisite overrides are at the discretion of the instructor, and cannot be granted by the Undergraduate Office.

In Class Search, be sure to check both the “Undergraduate” and “Undergraduate Online” options beside 'Course Career' in SOLUS to ensure you are seeing all courses offered this year.

Some courses are not offered every year. If you see a course in the Academic Calendar that is not listed in SOLUS through either 'Course Career' in SOLUS, it is not offered this year.

The Certificate in French for Professionals (FRPR) is offered through Queen's Arts and Science ONLINE.

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here

Current Queen's students wishing to add a certificate to their degree, please see the "Current Queen's Students" section on the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The Faculty Arts & Science Course Registration webpage contains answers to many FAQs including finding your enrolment appointment time, course waitlists, registering for online courses, and so on. 
 

The Office of the University Registrar has a comprehensive Student Registration Guide which includes helpful information for all Faculties and specific student groups.

Scroll down to Step 2: Selecting your Courses where you will find information about Enrolment Appointments, Open Enrolment or Adding/Dropping/Swapping etc. In that section you will also find Course Selection SOLUS Tutorials.

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