FLATS Testing

Students enrolled at APU must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a foreign language. This proficiency requirement may be met by APU proficiency test; SAT, AP, CLEP, or FLATS test score; or completion of an APU language course numbered 102 or higher.

The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) at Brigham Young University, a viable option for many students, offers tests for more than 50 languages. For APU students who attended APU before 2017, the exam is pass-fail and is available for waiver only—not for course credit. For 2017 incoming freshmen and so on, 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

  • Register at flats.byu.edu.
  • On the top menu, click Online Tests
  • Scroll down to “Register for a Test”
    APU Proctor Information
    Name: Heather McClure
    Department: Learning Enrichment Center
    Educational Institution: Azusa Pacific University
    Address: 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
    Phone: (626) 815-3849
    Email: lecexam@apu.edu
  • Complete the FLATS Registration Form
  • Pay for the test ($50 online fee)
  • Check that all information is correct, and click Submit.
  • Schedule your exam with the Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) online.

On the Day of Your Exam

Bring a government-issued ID and a $30 administration fee payable by cash, check, or card. You will be instructed to put away all of your belongings (including cell phones, calculators, wallets, etc.) in a locker. You will also be recorded while in the testing room.