The French exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions. The exam does not give you credit for any French course, but is used to determine course placement depending on the skill level of the student. Please not all French courses have a prerequisite or co-requisite of IRW 0980.


Although much of CNM remains open, the Assessment Center has suspended all in-person testing at all campuses through May of 2020.

If you are interested in taking the French Placement Exam during this time, please schedule here.

About the French Exam

  • Completely free
  • Test scores are valid for one year
  • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis except South Valley


  • Photo ID
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period to retest