Academic Advising

Drop-In and In-Person Advising have been suspended. Advising will be provided online until further notice. If you are a FR major seeking academic advice, please email to book an advising appointment (via Zoom). Details of your virtual advising appointment will be communicated to you via email.

Why can't I directly enrol in French language courses, as I would in other courses?

When you attempt to ADD a French language course for the very first time, but cannot, you will see the message,

"The course has not been added. The spaces in this course are reserved. Please contact the department for further information."

Similar information is provided on Course Timetable site, located in the NOTES column, as follows:

"Placement questionnaire required prior to enrolling, otherwise course access denied. Please contact the department at 416-736-5086, Ross N727."

Both these messages mean that you require permission to enroll.

Please fill out a placement questionnaire and you should get a reply within 2 to 3 business days.

If I've already completed a YU French language course, do I have to re-take the questionnaire?

No. If you have already completed a French language course at YU, for example, AP/FR 1080, then the enrolment system will automatically recognize you as a continuing student with the appropriate prerequisite. You will not require a new questionnaire.

How do core courses work?

Please check out our core courses.

If you need more information, contact the Department of French Studies at 416-736-5086 or send an email to and you should get a reply within 2-3 business days.

Can you give me an example of the Course Calendar?

Here is an example of the courses offered by the French Studies.

Degree Options

The Department of French Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies offers the following undergraduate options:

  • Honours IBA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in French Studies

You can combine your Major in French Studies with a Minor in Business.

For more details, please visit our degree options page.

Are there any French courses available as electives?

Absolutely, consult our course descriptions page for detailed information.