The University of Central Florida accepts language exams taken through the Brigham Young University’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (BYU FLATS). This service allows test takers to fulfill the foreign language competency requirement by passing a computerized foreign language exam.
You are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the multiple-choice test. Although each exam is unique in its content, most tests have a listening, reading, and grammar component.
Most exams are computerized with a few that are paper/pencil versions. Note: paper/pencil exams are not being administered during this time. See the list of available exams below.
There are no test preparation materials available. The most successful way to prepare for any given test is to review your reading ability. It is also helpful if you have a friend to practice both listening and speaking of the language.
The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (407-823-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: test-takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.
Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test-taker’s testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student via email.
Note: Test-takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.
There are two separate registrations and payments required per remote test:
Appointments may be rescheduled up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled date/time at no cost by following the instructions below. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost; this includes if you cancel or arrive more than 15-minutes late.
How to Reschedule Your Exam
The University Testing Center will administer the test, and BYU will receive the completed online test electronically. The University Testing Center does not interpret scores or results.
UCF Students: There are no credit hours awarded for this exam; Students can earn up to 2 semesters equivalency at a college level. UCF Students passing the FLATS satisfies the Foreign Language Requirement and/or the UCF Admissions requirement.
Exams can be retaken every six months.