The University of Central Florida accepts language exams taken through the Brigham Young University’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (BYU FLATS). This service allows test takers to fulfill the foreign language competency requirement by passing a computerized foreign language exam.
You are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the multiple-choice test. Although each exam is unique in its content, most tests have a listening, reading, and grammar component.
Most exams are computerized with a few that are paper/pencil versions. See the list of those exams below.
There are no test preparation materials available. The most successful way to prepare for any given test is to review your reading ability. It is also helpful if you have a friend to practice both listening and speaking of the language.
The following languages listed below are only offered in paper/pencil version:
You will need to call BYU to order written exams (801) 422-3512. Allow 2 weeks for BYU to mail your paper exams to the University Testing Center.
There are two separate registrations and payments required per test:
You must complete the BYU registration BEFORE proceeding with the UTC registration.
The University Testing Center will administer the test, and BYU will receive the completed online test electronically. If the exam is done on paper, UTC will send BYU the completed exam materials by certified mail. The University Testing Center does not interpret scores or results.
UCF Students: There are no credit hours awarded for this exam; Students can earn up to 2 semesters equivalency at a college level. UCF Students passing the FLATS satisfies the Foreign Language Requirement and/or the UCF Admissions requirement.
Exams can be retaken every six months.
Hebrew Test (UCF Students Only)