2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

French BA - Applying to the Program

Romance Languages & Literatures

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620
716-645-2191
716-645-5981
rll.buffalo.edu
Dr. Elizabeth Scarlett
Chair
Dr. Maureen Jameson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Becoming a(n) French BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component)
  • Four years of social studies
  • Three years of college-preparatory science
  • Three years of a second language
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Entering freshmen who have a strong background in French may be eligible for immediate admission to the major. In the summer preceding their matriculation, they should take the placement test available on the RLL website and then write to rll-info@buffalo.edu for placement advice. Early admission will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students who have a strong background in French may be eligible for immediate admission to the major. In the summer preceding their matriculation, they should take the placement test available on the RLL website and then write to rll-info@buffalo.edu for placement advice. Early admission will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities. Coursework in French taken at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit and articulation can be checked on the TAURUS website .

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

UB students are eligible for admission to the French major if they have completed both or at least one of the prerequisites, FR 151 and FR 152, or have had them waived on the basis of prior training. Early admission to the major will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities, such as internships or studies combining language and other fields.

Suggested Introductory Courses

  • FR 211, FR 212, or FR 213 for students who have already completed intermediate-level work at UB (FR 151 and FR 152) or in high school.
  • FR 151 LEC and FR 152 for students who have completed the introductory year (FR 101 and FR 102) OR the refresher course (FR 104) or who have taken equivalent courses in high school.
  • FR 104 for students who have studied some French but need a refresher course before proceeding to the intermediate level (FR 151 and FR 152).
  • FR 101 and FR 102 for students who have never studied French before.
Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:35 AM