Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS)
commonly known as Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE)
The UTC utilizes the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS) as the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE). The FLATS evaluates skills in the areas of listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammatical accuracy. There is no credit hours awarded for this exam. Students can earn up to 2 semesters equivalency at a college level.
The total time limit is 2.5 hours. Although each exam is unique in its contents, most contain listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammatical accuracy of the first two semesters of any given language.
Review your reading ability. It is also helpful if you have a friend practice both listening and speaking of the language.
- Cantonese - Traditional/Simplified
- Mandarin - Traditional/Simplified
- Portuguese - Brazilian/Continental
*The language of Hebrew does not contain a listening comprehension portion.
Before you register for a FLPE exam, check with your academic advisor to make sure the FLPE examination you wish to take is appropriate for your needs. For updated information regarding this and all other important FLPE policies, please visit the UCF Undergraduate Catalog section on FLPE.
Submit written documentation of a documented disability from Student Accessibility Services to make accommodated testing arrangements at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Contact UTC for more information.
Complete the registration process a minimum of one day prior to the test date (providing there are no special testing arrangements).
Complete registration and payment online.
After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation. The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take your exam.
Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Examinees arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.
Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID. Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification.
Secondary ID: Must have a photo OR signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the examinee's name.
Bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast.
The retest policy states you may only take this exam one (1) time in a language. If you violate the FLPE retest policy, your test administration will be considered invalid, your score will be canceled, and any test fees will be forfeited.
FLPE results are available after 1:30 PM on the Friday of the week that you took the exam. You may call UTC for results however, only PASS/NOT PASS information can be given over the phone. Results may be available sooner if you take the exam during the first week of classes for the semester. Allow 1–2 weeks after scores were reported for it to appear on your degree audit.
There is no credit hours awarded to UCF students for this exam.
Valencia College Students: Students who selected Valencia as their score recipient will have their results sent accordingly. If a student’s FLPE results are needed for UCF, then a request will need to be submitted through UTC for a cost of $15.00.
FLPE scores are kept on file by UTC for 5 years