Students wishing to test (FL 1001, FL 1002, FL 2001, and FL 2002) in languages - see list - may use the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) offered by Brigham Young University. The paper and pencil test is taken by correspondence and costs $50.00 plus a $20.00 cash testing site fee. The test will be sent to the Testing Office where an appointment will need to be scheduled for you to be given the proctored exam.
Important: Before signing up for the test by correspondence, students MUST contact the Testing Office at 678-717-3863 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be given the GSC FLATS Registration Guide outlining how to proceed in the testing process.
Please note the following "Tips" from the Brigham Young University:
Students Testing through Correspondence: All tests are proctored and testing materials are sent to the proctor. It is the student’s responsibility to make necessary arrangements with the proctor to take a test. Tests must be returned to our office for grading. Results will be sent to the institution and address included on the form. All tests are pass/fail, multiple-choice and require a 2 1/2 hour time limit. Please allow two to four weeks for completion of the testing process.
Test Format: Most tests have a listening, reading and grammar. The tests are multiple-choice format, with answers being marked on a scantron answer sheet, not written in the test booklet. Most tests require at least a 60-70% to pass; this varies based on the difficulty of the language. All tests are on a pass/fail basis and graded credit will not be given. Students are allowed two and a half hours to complete their test.
You will be notified via your official GSC email account by Mr. Johnston when the test you have requested has been received in the Testing Office. The $20 cash testing site fee will be collected on the day of your test. This test is only proctored for GSC students.