Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment FAQs

Who should take a foreign language proficiency exam?

All students at APU must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language as part of the General Education requirement. There are several pathways to fulfilling this requirement. To find out if a foreign language proficiency assessment is the best path for you, learn more about OPIc, CLEP, and FLATS.

What is the difference between OPIc, CLEP, and FLATS?

All three exams offer the potential of both demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language and earning three credits that can be applied to a student transcript as elective units. The exams are unique, and students are encouraged to explore the different instruments to decide which proficiency exam will allow him/her to best demonstrate foreign language skills.

View the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam Comparison Chart

Where can I find additional information about CLEP?

Visit the CLEP website to find additional information about CLEP, including online registration information. Contact the Learning Enrichment Center at (626) 815-3849 or lec@apu.edu with questions.

Where can I find additional information about OPIc?

Visit the OPIc website to find additional information about OPIc, or take an OPIc demo. If you are interested in registering for an OPIc exam, visit languagetesting.com. Mouse over the top right menu item (“Sign In”) and click on “Test Candidates.” From there, follow the prompts to register for an OPIc exam through Azusa Pacific University. You may contact the Learning Enrichment Center at (626) 815-3849 or lec@apu.edu with questions.

Where can I find additional information about FLATS?

Visit the FLATS website to find additional information about FLATS, including online registration information. You may contact the Learning Enrichment Center at (626) 815-3849 or lec@apu.edu with questions.