1. carolineR

    carolineR Senior Member

    Indian Ocean
    France
    In French, we call "candidat libre" someone who sits for an exam without being prepared by his school or by any official training center. in other words, this "candidat" is on his own, he has to take the exam even though he has not benefited from any specific training, he has had to do all the cramming by himself.
    Is there an equivalent in English ?
     
  2. hiwelcome Senior Member

    France, Portugal
    France French
    suggestion: independant candidate
     
  3. fruey Member

    Argenteuil
    Britain, English (but resident in France)
    I think the term is "outside candidate".
     
  4. carolineR

    carolineR Senior Member

    Indian Ocean
    France
    Thank you for your help... I'm wandering whether "outside candidate" would be understood in the U.S., too ???
     
  5. fruey Member

    Argenteuil
    Britain, English (but resident in France)
    You'll have to ask an American that... or check Google results for exam centres in the US.
     
  6. Aupick

    Aupick Senior Member

    Strasbourg, France
    UK, English
    I would guess at "external candidate", but I don't know for sure.

    Here's an Irish site that uses it.
    Here's a British one.

    All American references to "external candidates" seem to be for jobs, not exams. :(
     
  7. carolineR

    carolineR Senior Member

    Indian Ocean
    France
    Thank you every body ! :)
     

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