I think I finally convinced my DD to sign up for the French placement exam. She ended up with a "C" in French 5, but did solid "B" work in the last quarter. Unfortunately, it just wasn't enough to make up for her abysmal 3rd quarter and the onset of Senioritis. I'm not worried about the grade (one HS Senior year "C" won't tank her), but I did point out to her that with a "B" in the last quarter she obviously doesn't suck at French. If she takes the placement exam and gets a "B" in the class she's placed in she gets retroactive credit for all the classes before that! I know she doesn't want to do French again, but if she take ONE class in French she'll earn essentially a full semester's worth of credits. She would be able to slack off a bit in 3-4 semesters by taking one less class allowing her to concentrate on the classes she does take. The classes for her major are very hard and I think gutting through one semester of French will be worth it so she can concentrate more on those harder science classes.