The French & Francophone Studies program uses an on-line placement exam designed to match your language skills to the appropriate French course. We strongly recommend that all students who have had French in high school take the exam whether or not they are considering taking French in their first semester. Remember, no matter what field you are in, there are many study abroad and internship opportunities in France as well as in the Francophone world.

This quick and painless placement exam should not take more than 15 minutes of your time. For the password, please enter bison1. Your Bucknell ID will serve as the ID number.

Are you a new student? If so, you should complete the placement exam via myBucknell.

Are you a current student? If so, you may access the placement exam via this link.

If you have problems accessing the on-line placement exam, please send an email to Academic Assistant Pamela Glass (

During New Student Orientation in August there will be an information session about the French & Francophone Studies Program. We look forward to meeting you then.