Test de Connaissance du Français pour la Demande d’Admission Préalable

What is the TCF-DAP?

Test de Connaissance du Français pour la demande d’admission préalable (TCF DAP), an official test awarded by the French Ministry of Education, is designed to assess your French competency. Take this test if you do not have neither the DELF B2 (Diplôme d’étude de langue française) nor the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), as it is useful for preliminary admission to undergraduate university studies and school of Architecture in France.

Four Sections (all compulsory)

76 items – 1 hr. 25 min
• Listening Comprehension (29 items – 25 min)
• Command of lexical and grammatical structures (18 items – 15 min)
• Reading Comprehension (29 items – 45 min)

Written Expression (1 hr.)

This test is given at a testing center recognized by the France Education International (FEI), such as the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York.

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Next Sessions

Exam Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022


FIAF Members $300
Non-members $330

Fees must be paid in full at time of registration and are non-refundable. Please note there is a $5 administrative fee in addition to the exam fee.

Payment is made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may pay over the phone (646-388-6691).

Safety Information

The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, and staff are our number one priority.  We will be closely following strict guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19.

All exam candidates must be vaccinated and are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.  You must bring a proof of vaccination upon entering FIAF.

More frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.


Please complete the registration form below and email it to FIAF.

Registration Form (pdf)
Registration Form (doc)

Exam Coordinator: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF Language Center, 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Exam session transfers are subject to a $50 fee and only permitted before the Registration Deadline of your original exam session. Any candidate who submits a transfer request after this Registration Deadline is subject to repay the full exam fee. Participation can only be transferred to the next session (without penalty) in the case of sickness, provided that a doctor’s note is mailed (not via email) within three days of the original Exam Date. If you have registered for an exam and need to transfer to another session, please email

FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session.
FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session for weather inclement reasons. All registrations will be moved to the next session.