French placement test

If you would like to take a French course, and have not already done so at Mount Allison, you must complete the French placement test to help us place you in the appropriate course. You will not be able to register for a French course until you receive written permission from the department.

The French placement test is available on Moodle under the heading 'miscellaneous'. If you experience any difficulties logging into Moodle please email or phone (506) 364-2473.
Once your test has been assessed you will receive an e-mail notifying you of course placement. To register for your French course(s), send an e-mail to indicating clearly the section of the course you wish to register for. The registration helpdesk personnel will verify your name against the French placement list and register you in the appropriate course and section.

Should you have any questions or comments about the assessment, please feel free to contact the department of modern languages and literatures at

German and Spanish placement tests
If you have experience with the Spanish or German languages and don’t believe the introductory courses would be appropriate to your skill level you may write the placement assessments for these programs available in Moodle under the ‘Miscellaneous’ section.

Math assessment test for Calculus

The Math Assessment Test is used to determine your present mathematics ability. Any student may proceed to register for either MATH 1111 or MATH 1151 but will have to write the assessment test. This is a twenty-five question multiple choice test designed to let you know if you are ready for calculus.

If you don’t pass the test, you must take Functions (Math 1011) instead of calculus in the fall term (you can then proceed with MATH 1111 in the winter term).

You can take the test whenever you are ready, on your own computer. The test is available in Moodle under the 'Miscellaneous' section. We strongly suggest you take it before the Fall term begins. More information, including practice tests and information on how to prepare, is available on the Mathematics and Computer Science website.