Students who are registering to take a French and Francophone Studies course in the coming academic year should take our online placement exam, administered through TrueNorth. The exam will take about 20 minutes and will recommend the level of course for which you should register.

Follow the instructions below to take the online exam.

  1. Go to the French exam
  2. You'll be prompted to create an account on the TrueNorth website.
  3. Enter your first and last name
  4. Enter your Lawrence email address
  5. For ID, type in "new student" (without quotes)
  6. Create a password for yourself (do NOT use your Lawrence password)
  7. After reviewing and acknowledging the privacy policy, click the Create Account button 

If you have previously created an account and are returning to the site, click the "I already have an account" link at the bottom to log in.

If you have questions about the exam, please contact the French and Francophone Studies department by sending an email to