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Anyone know what type of exam this is goin to be, or when it is to be written? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Moncton will arrange the time and place specific for you. My brother wrote it and failed (although he did pass the Ottawa one). It is an essay exam for which you are allowed to bring a dictionary and grammar. My brother has near native ability in French, so what might have been the deal-breaker for him was the fact that English was his first language and they could (barely) tell. Perhaps they don't want to admit L1 English speakers if it comes at the expense of a native French speaker getting a seat.

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Thanks for the feedback. If you fail do you not get in, or does it mean that you have to take non-accredited French classes during your degree at UMoncton?

Also, do you get a second chance to write it if the first time you do poorly?

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No problem. To my knowledge, one is not allowed to retake the test upon failing it. Instead, Moncton is giving my brother the option of taking a French course in New Brunswick this summer for admission purposes for the Fall. I think it starts on June 19 and runs to July 26.

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