Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I am a senior and majoring (or minoring) in French. Are all of my courses in order?
Do I need to fill out any forms to declare a major or minor? Not for the French Department.
For advising hours: please click here.
If you need to schedule a make-up exam: Please e-mail the undergraduate administrator,
Do you accept auditors? It depends on the course, the instructor, and the reason. Please e-mail the Undergraduate Director with the name of the course, course number, and reason for your request.
Questions About Course Offerings, Instructors, & Books
What courses are you offering next semester? We post our list of courses one week before registration begins. Please see our website under courses.
Can I have the name of the instructor teaching a course? We do not provide instructor names before the start of the semester because the schedule often changes. Please see the online schedule of classes for the most up-to-date information.
How can I find out what books will be required for a course? We order our books through the Rutgers University Bookstore, located in Ferren Mall in New Brunswick. To find out what books are required, please go to the bookstore website under textbooks.
Do you offer summer courses in French? Yes. Please contact the Rutgers summer session office for the most up-to-date information.
Questions About Transfer Credit
If you are a transfer student, or doing study abroad through another institution: Contact the Undergraduate Director and make an appointment to come in. Bring as much course information as possible: syllabus, course description, program brochure, et cetera. Where appropriate, we will approve course equivalencies for transfer credit.
I took an AP course in high school. What score is required to get course credit? An AP course with a score of 4 or 5 will be granted course credit, and replaces French 210 in terms of major/minor requirements.
Questions About Specific Courses & Programs
Does French 102 or 132 have a lab? If you take either course in the fall, there is no lab.
What is French 105? This course allows students to acquire a reading knowledge of French as quickly as possible. It is taught in English.
Do I have to take 213 and 214? For a French major, yes.
Can I do more than one semester of independent study? No.
For information about the Certificate of Basic Knowledge (or other certificate programs):