Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS)

To meet APU’s foreign language proficiency requirement, students have the option of using the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) at Brigham Young University. Using the FLATS exam to demonstrate foreign language proficiency may be a viable option for students who have mastered a certain level of proficiency in a foreign language. FLATS offers more than 50 languages for students to choose from, and language options can be found on the FLATS website.

The exams cover listening, reading, and grammar, are in multiple-choice format, and allow students two and a half hours to complete. Students who pass this assessment through the 102 course level will receive 3 elective units. New and transfer students can go to the Academic Success Center (ASC) Testing Services website to learn more about the foreign language proficiency options.

To take a FLATS exam, students must:

  • Register on the FLATS website. There is a $50 exam fee payable by credit or debit card only.
  • Schedule an appointment to take the exam through APU’s Testing Center. 
  • Pay a $30 nonrefundable proctoring fee online after booking an appointment no later than 3 calendar days before your appointment.

On the day of the exam, students must:

  • Present one form of government-issued identification, clearly showing the student’s legal name, birth date, photo, and signature.