Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS)

Currently Available Languages

  • * Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • *Aymara
  • Bulgarian
  • *Cakchiquel
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese - Traditional
  • Cantonese – Simplified
  • Cebuano
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Farsi -
  • Persian
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • *Guarani
  • Haitian - Creole
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Ilonggo - Hiligaynon
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Mandarin – Traditional
  • Mandarin - Simplified
  • *Maori-New Zealand
  • Mongolian
  • *Navajo
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese - Brazilian
  • Portuguese – Continental
  • *Quechua
  • *Rarotongan
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • *Welsh

*These languages are not available for the computerized testing and would require a paper version of the exam and additional fee to be mailed to the Testing Center (approximately 15 days).

Procedure to take the FLATS Exam

To register for the FLATS exam:

  • Complete the registration form on the FLATS Registration website
  • Follow the registration form instructions 
    • This document contains Proctor and Results sent to/Score recipient info needed for registration
    • Fill out all fields as instructed
  • To complete registration, click proceed to payment
    •   BYU requires payment of $50.00. 
    • You are NOT registered with BYU until you complete the payment information and receive your confirmation emails.
    • You must complete your registration at least 10 days prior to the desired exam date.

Once the request is submitted you will receive two confirmation emails:

  • First is a payment receipt
  • Second with information about the test, which includes a password

 Schedule & Test  with Assessment & Testing Center

Receive Exam Results

  • After taking the FLATS exam, the student will receive an unofficial email with preliminary a Pass or Fail notification.
  • The official results will be mailed from BYU to the institution requested during registration, within 2 – 3 weeks of the exam date. 

Additional Questions

Seminole State College does not award academic credit for the BYU-FLATS foreign language achievement examinations.

Passing the proficiency exam may only be used to meet the following graduation requirement:

  • The Florida language admissions requirement to all Florida public colleges and universities (Florida Statutes, Section 1007.262) mandates two (2) credits in one (1) foreign language at the secondary level or the equivalent at the postsecondary level for the baccalaureate degree.
    • Eight (8) to ten (10) semester credits in one (1) foreign language at the postsecondary level shall be considered to produce the competency specified, or students may show a modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language.
    • A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. (Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Examinations are designed to test beginning-level (e.g., 1101, 1102, and 2101) listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and grammatical accuracy.
  • All tests require approximately two and a half hours to complete.
  • Please check with your advisor to  confirm that this assessment fits with your educational plan.
  • Seminole State College does not award academic credit for the above foreign language achievement examination. 
    • It may only be used to fulfill certain graduation requirements. 
  • The total cost is $85.00 per exam ($50 to BYU and $35 to Seminole State)* 
  • *Price is subject to change without notice


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