FLATS Testing

The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) at Brigham Young University, a viable option for many APU and non-APU students, offers tests for more than 50 languages. For APU students, the exam is pass-fail, and students who pass through the 102 course level will receive 3 elective units. The tests cover listening, reading, and grammar, are in multiple-choice format, and allow students two and a half hours to complete. Unofficial FLATS results are emailed to you within 24 hours and will be sent to your institution in 3-4 weeks.

How to Take a FLATS Test

Step 1

Register at flats.byu.edu. On the top menu, click Online Tests. Scroll down to “Register for a Test”.

Step 2

Type in the following proctor information:

Name: Patricia Larson
Department: Testing Services
Educational Institution: Azusa Pacific University
Address: 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-3849
Email: testingcenter@apu.edu

Step 3

Complete the FLATS registration form and pay the $50 online fee for the exam.

Step 4

Schedule your exam with APU Testing Services using our online scheduling system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What score do I need in order to pass?

No specific score is needed; FLATS is a pass/fail exam. FLATS will send an email with your results within a couple of hours. If you pass, you will receive 3 units and waive your General Education Foreign Language requirement. Your official transcript will be mailed in 3-4 weeks.

If I don’t pass, can I retake it?

Yes, after 6 months have passed.

Do I get units for passing?

You will receive 3 elective units and waive your General Education Foreign Language requirement.

What is on the test?

It is a multiple-choice exam. The FLATS exam has listening, reading, and grammar components that span the first three semesters of a language class.

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