Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS)


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.

Test Format

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.

Preparation

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.

Languages Offered

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Bulgarian
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese (Simplified)
  • Cantonese (Traditional)
  • Cebuano
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Mandarin (Simplified)
  • Mandarin (Traditional)
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Persian-Farsi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Portuguese (Continental)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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.

  • Afrikaans
  • Aymara
  • Cakchiquel
  • Guarani
  • Maori
  • Navajo
  • Quechua
  • Rarotongan
  • Welsh

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 sas@ucf.edu). 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.

Costs

There are two separate registrations and payments required per test:

  • $50 test registration cost paid directly to BYU via the official FLATS website. $75 for certain paper exams.
  • $50 proctoring cost paid directly to the University Testing Center via RegisterBlast (this includes a non-refundable convenience fee of $3.50).

Step 1: BYU Registration-

Must be completed 1 week before step 2

**NOTE: Do Not Click “Proctor360”
  1. Navigate to the BYU FLATS website to begin the registration process. You will be asked to provide personal information, including your student ID number. UCF students must use their UCF ID, not the NID.
  2. You will be asked to provide proctor information. If you are completing your exam at the University Testing Center, please provide the following information:
    Proctor Information

    Please note: Do not select Autofill Proctor360 as My Proctor on the registration page of the BYU website.

    Name: Rebecca Piety
    Department: University Testing Center
    Educational Institution: University of Central Florida (UCF)
    Address: P.O. Box 163117
    City, State Zipcode: Orlando, FL 32816
    Phone: 407-823-5109
    Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
    Confirm Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
  3. You will be asked to provide information on where testing results should be sent. UCF students should provide the following information:
    Note: Non-UCF students should check with their home institution regarding where to have the official results mailed to.

    Additional Results Sent To:
    Name: Rebecca Piety
    Department: University Testing Center
    Educational Institution: University of Central Florida (UCF)
    Address: P.O. Box 163117
    City, State Zipcode: Orlando, FL 32816
    Phone: 407-823-5109
    Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
  4. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email from BYU, which will include your confirmation number and online exam password. You must have the BYU registration available on test day.

Step 2: UTC Registration

**You must complete the BYU registration 1 week BEFORE proceeding with the UTC registration.
  1. Navigate to the UTC RegisterBlast website to schedule an appointment date and time.
  2. Select Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS) from the available options.
  3. Then select either FLATS (Online) or FLATS (Paper) (See the list of available languages above).
    • Note: When selecting FLATS (Paper), you must schedule your appointment two weeks in advance.
  4. Continue the remaining sections of the page. After completing the UTC online registration and scheduling process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you from RegisterBlast.

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

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.

Test Day

  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. If you get lost finding our building, please call our front desk at 407-823-5109.
  • Review the COVID-19 policies and information prior to arriving on test day.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to arrive 15-minutes (we strongly recommend 30-minutes) prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.
  • You must bring your FLATS testing password sent to you from BYU.

Test Results

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.

  • Unofficial test results are immediately emailed to you
  • Official test results will be sent to your designated institution typically by mail.

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.

Retest Policies

Exams can be retaken every six months.