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Entrance Placement Test

With the exception of beginners, all students must take the Entrance Placement Test (EPT) in order to take a course or start the program. The test results are used to evaluate the student’s current level of proficiency and place the student in the appropriate level within the program structure. The test is approximately two hours and consists of five different sections:

  1. Self-evaluation
  2. Phonetics and listening comprehension
  3. Grammar
  4. Vocabulary
  5. Reading comprehension

Upcoming French EPT dates for Fall 2015 registration
August 25, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
September 3, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

All placement tests take place in the evening.

IMPORTANT: Students must register for the test. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming the time and location of the test.

Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

Please note that the chosen date is fixed and final. If you cannot attend the date you registered for, you must register again for a new test date.

Register for the Entrance Placement Test

Cancel your Entrance Placement Test registration

  • Since the test is written by a large group of students, please ensure that you arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled time.
  • Please bring two pieces of photo ID, a sharp HB pencil and an eraser.

Your test results will be available at the time of course registration or can be picked up in person at Client Services a few business days after the test. There is a non-refundable test fee of $35.32 CAD, payable at the time of test registration.

Test results are valid for one year. Students can only take the test once per session.

On the first day of classes, the course lecturer confirms the student’s placement and may recommend a course or level transfer in certain cases. In each case, the final decision for a transfer is made by the course lecturer and the administration.

Please note that course registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Taking the placement test does not guarantee a space in a course.


Students who have no knowledge of French, or a very limited knowledge of the language, do not need to take the Entrance Placement Test. They must sign a waiver (see below) attesting that they have no knowledge of French or only a very minimal knowledge of it. They will then be registered in a Basic French course (CEFN 102). However, the department has the right to transfer any student to another level if the waiver does not reflect his or her true level.

Signed waivers must be returned to Client Services as soon as possible to guarantee the student a place in the session.

Waiver Basic French.pdf