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Language Tests

BYU Hawaii students who have learned a second (or third…) language outside of the university classroom – by serving a mission, for example – may take the language aptitude test (FLATS) administered by BYU Provo for academic credit at BYU Hawaii. Students may earn up to 12 ungraded credits, corresponding to the 101, 102 and 201 language courses. The exam fee is $50.

The exam is taken at the BYU-Hawaii Testing Center but is graded by BYU in Provo. You must be a current BYU Hawaii Student to apply and take the exam.

Options and Eligibility for available tests

1. Students who learned the language on an LDS mission or some similar way opt to take the test for a waiver of GE or other requirements or they may take it for university credit. (“P” grades only)

2. Heritage language learners, who learned a language at home or otherwise grew up speaking it, are not eligible to earn credit for it via exam. They may still take the test to waive GE or other requirements.

Note: With BYU Hawaii’s current Holokai General Education program, students may not meet GE language minor requirements via FLATS exam. Students completing earlier iterations of GE are able to waive the GE language requirement by exam. Some majors may also have a language requirement; these are typically waivable by language test.

Authorization for Testing

1. See Carol Peterson (MCK 104) for authorization documentation.

2. Take completed authorization to the Testing Center once you are notified by the Testing Center that your test is ready.

Languages for which tests are currently available are as follows:

Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Bulgarian
Cambodian
Cantonese (Simp)
Cantonese (Trad)
Cebuano
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Estonian
Fijian
Finnish
French
Georgian

 

German
Greek
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Hungarian
Icelandic
Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Malagasy
Malay
Mandarin (Simp)
Mandarin (Trad)
Mongolian
Norwegian
Persian-Farsi
Polish
Portuguese (Braz)
Portuguese (Cont)
Romanian
Russian
Samoan
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Tagalog
Tahitian
Thai
Tongan
Ukranian
Vietnamese

Note: For details, contact BYU–Hawaii Testing Services or the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service.