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BYU’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS)

The BYU FLATS is a foreign language exam administered to demonstrate proficiency and fulfill second language requirements.  This exam is authored by Brigham Young University (BYU) and is available for both BYU and non-BYU students to take.  PSU students can get information on languages offered and eligibility by visiting the Department of World Languages.

PSU Students: The Department of World Languages now requires all PSU students to submit a Foreign Language Examination Request form and receive approval in order to take a BYU FLATS exam. Students need to contact World Languages and complete this process prior to scheduling a testing appointment. Contact the Department of World Languages at for more information. 

Testing Services charges as $35 proctoring fee paid by debit/credit card only, required at the time of registration.

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BYU FLATS Registration

Prior to making a testing appointment students must register and pay for the FLATS exam they intend to take. This must be done through the BYU FLATS website.


After registering for your FLATS exam, make a testing appointment with our office.  Appointments are required and available as space permits.  You must schedule a FLATS exam through our online scheduling system at least twenty-four hours prior to your intended testing date.

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Testing Services charges as $35 proctoring fee paid by debit/credit card only, required at the time of registration. The $35 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need to test on a day other than your originally scheduled test date you will need to make a new appointment and re-pay the $35 proctoring fee.

BYU charges a separate fee for FLATS exams. For more information visit BYU FLATS website directly.  

Test Day

Be prepared on your test day with:

  • A current photo ID.

Testing Services has free, secure lockers to store all personal items not allowed in the testing room.


For information on scores, and to interpret results, please contact BYU FLATS; or, if you are a PSU student, contact the Department of World Languages directly at 503-725-3522.  Testing Services does not interpret scores or results.

Note: There is a 6 month waiting period for retaking a failed test.


If you have questions about the content of the exam, or for general information, go to the official BYU FLATS website.  

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