Notice: This exam is currently available both in-person at the University Testing Center and via remote proctoring. Remote proctoring is a one-on-one service and has a higher associated testing cost. For more information about remote testing, visit the FLATS remote testing information page here.
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. See the list of those 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 following languages listed below are only offered in paper/pencil version:
You will need to call BYU to order written exams (801) 422-3512. Allow 2 weeks for BYU to mail your paper exams to the University Testing Center.
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 test:
Please note: Do not select Autofill Proctor360 as My Proctor on the registration page of the BYU website.
Rescheduling an Appointment
Appointments may be rescheduled up to 7 days 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. If the exam is done on paper, UTC will send BYU the completed exam materials by certified mail. 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.