French Language

The French Language examination consists of 120 multiple-choice items presented in three sections during a 90-minute timeframe. Each section is timed separately.

Students must demonstrate their ability to comprehend written and spoken French by answering a variety of questions covering these topics:

  • listening comprehension through short oral exchange
  • listening comprehension through longer spoken selections
  • reading.

Computer-based Scoring: CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.

At Ferris, candidates taking the French Language exam earn credit for a score of 40 or higher.

Score, Course(s) and Credits

  • 40-49
    4 credits for FREN 101
  • 50-56
    8 credits for FREN 101 & FREN 102
  • 57-63
    8 credits for FREN 102 & FREN 201
  • 64-80
    8 credits for FREN 201 & FREN 202

Note: Credits meet the global consciousness and cultural enrichment components of the general education requirements.