Students' initial placement in the sequence depends on their competence in French. Normally students who have taken no French before or who did not complete Grade XII (core) will register in FR1014, followed by FR1015. Anglophone students who did complete Grade XI or XII (core) will register in FR1034, followed by FR1044. Advanced placement will be determined by testing. Credit is not given for the courses bypassed by advanced placement, unless the student took an equivalent course for credit at another institution.
Anglophone students who have graduated from a French Immersion program are placed in FR1184, followed by FR1194. Francophones are placed in FR1124, followed by FR2164 or FR2184. Both pairs are followed by FR2154, FR2164 or FR2184.