TCF Descriptions & Fees

TCF TP (Tout Public)

Intended for:

  • Professional reasons: the TCF certificate is a benchmark of one's language abilities and may be used to endorse job applications or applications for internal promotion.

  • Personal reasons: the TCF provides a snapshot of one's proficiency in French at the time the test is taken.

  • Final year undergraduates, postgraduate students, and students at the French Grandes Ecoles: the TCF is systematically required by higher education institutes for any student who wishes to apply for final year undergraduate study or postgraduate study.

Composed of:

Fees:      Test Description                                              AF Members                 Non-Members


                 Compulsory Test                                                                     $200                                        $215


                 Optional Oral Expression                                                      $  70                                         $  75


                 Optional Written Expression                                                 $  80                                        $  90


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TCF DAP (Demande d'Admission Préalable)

Intended for:

First and second year undergraduate students and architecture students: the TCF is compulsory for future students as part of the DAP (Demande d’Admission Préalable, or preliminary admission application) for admission to first-and-second-year university degree courses and for architecture students.

Composed of:


Fees:       Test Description                                             AF Members                 Non-Members


                   Full Exam                                                                               $230                                        $245

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TCF ANF (Accès à la Nationalité Française)

Intended for:  Anyone intending to request the French Citizenship.

Composed of:





Fees:       Test Description                                             AF Members                 Non-Members


                    Full Exam                                                                              $200                                         $215

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Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and are non-refundable.

  • 3 compulsory tests (1.5 hours)

    • Reading comprehension

    • Listening comprehension

    • Language structures

  • 2 optional tests 

    • Oral expression (15 minutes)

    • Written expression (1 hour)

  • 3 compulsory tests (90 minutes)

    • listening comprehension

    • language structures

    • reading comprehension

  • Written expression test (1 hour)

  • 4 compulsery tests (1hour 50 minutes)​

    • listening comprehension (25 minutes)

    • reading comprehension (45 minutes)

    • oral expression (10 minutes)

    • written expression (30 minutes)

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Upon appointment only:

5510 Munford Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 985-3919

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