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Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT)

The Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT) provides students with the opportunity to receive up to 16 semester hours of university credit by examination.


  • Cost: 
    $50 to payable to BYU for the test
    $25 payable to USU Eastern for test proctoring

  • Register: Register online at flats.byu.edu/signupall.php


Languages tests available for non BYU students are: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bulgarian, Cakchiquel, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, ESL, Estonian, Frasi-Persian, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Guarani, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilonggo/Hillgaynon, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Mandarin, Maori-NewZealand, Mongolian, Navajo, Norwegian, Polish, Potuguese-Brazillian, Portuguese-Continental, Quechua, Roratonagan, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh.

Taking a BYU Language Placement Test

The BYU FLATS test is only offered at the USU Eastern Price Campus for USU students. If you need to take one of the above tests order the test online at http://flats.byu.edu click on "Online Tests", then "Register for a Test". You will pay for the test at this site and tell them where you would like to take the test (USU Eastern Price Campus). You will be asked for the following information:

Proctor
Cathrin Alaei
451 E. 400 N. Price, UT 84501
cathrin.alaei@usu.edu
(435) 613-5325

Send results to
Darla Moore
0720 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-0720
darla.moore@usu.edu
(435) 797-1209

BYU will send you two emails. The first is the receipt that you have paid BYU for the test. The second email has the password you will need to bring with you to the test, this is important. If you don't see the second one it sometimes goes to your junk mail. As soon as you receive the emails from BYU you can call 435-613-5325 to set up a 2 1/2 hour test. Appointments for BYU test can start from 9 to 2.

To buy lower division credits after taking the BYU Language Test:

After you have taken the BYU FLATS test and you have received your test results, Please call or email Darla Moore (435) 797-1209, darla.moore@usu.edu to buy the credits. (You must get at least 12 credits on the results of the test in order to buy the 16 credits of lower-division credit.) BYU credits are Pass/Fail, they do not come with a grade. These credits will be treated like transfer credits. After receiving the form from Darla, take it to the registration office.
*NOTE: 12 Pass credits from BYU are equal to 16 Pass credits at USU.

Purchasing Language Credits

You will receive PASS credits on the courses you qualify to purchase.

You must be a fully registered USU student to buy the credits and the credits are good to buy until a student either transfers or graduates.

Students who qualify at the 2020 level may purchase the lower division credits (1010-2020) at the cost of 500 dollars for all 16 credits (20 credits if it is the Japanese courses).

Students who qualify at the 2010 level may purchase the lower division credits (1010-2010) at the cost of 400 dollars for all 12 credits (15 credits if it is the Japanese courses).

Students who qualify at the 1020 level may purchase the lower division credits (1010-1020) at the cost of 300 dollars for all 8 credits (10 credits if it is the Japanese courses).

Students who qualify at the 1020 level may purchase the lower division credits (1010) at the cost of 200 dollars for the 4 credits (5 credits if it is the Japanese course).