Important for BYU-Provo students to know:
BYU-Provo students are not allowed to take the BYU 16-credit challenge exam if they’ve taken the 12-credit pass/fail FLATS exam previously. Please don’t take the FLATS exam by mistake!
The pass/fail FLATS test results can never be changed to a letter grade.
Important for non-BYU students, who are planning to attend BYU in the future, to know:
If you are not a BYU-Provo student yet, and you plan to become a BYU-Provo student in the future, it would be best if you don’t take the FLATS test before coming to BYU (unless BYU doesn’t teach your language). You will want to register for the upper-level class that teaches your language, and have the opportunity to take the 16-credit (graded credit) challenge exam, once you are accepted at BYU-Provo.
BYU-Provo students may take a 12-credit, pass/fail, FLATS exam for the foreign language they have learned, but only if the language is NOT being taught in the semester that the FLATS exam is taken. If BYU-Provo teaches your language, you must take the class, and then the challenge exam, in order to receive credit for your foreign language. And, the only way to have the opportunity to take the 16-credit (graded) challenge exam, is to take the 300-level, 3 or 4 credit class.
Challenge Exams at BYU-Provo:
If BYU-Provo offers the 300-level returned missionary class for your language, that is your best option. See the current class schedule, or check with the department that offers your language. Sometime towards the end of the semester students will be instructed on what to do to take the challenge exam (usually 14 to 16 credits – graded). A $20 fee will be charged to your student account in order to register for the exam.
FLATS exam for BYU-Provo students:
The FLATS exam is only pass/fail credit; it will not affect your GPA. If you are a BYU-Provo student and are sure that you need to take the FLATS exam, you can register at https://challengeexam.byu.edu. After registering, go to 1163 JFSB for further instructions on taking the FLATS exam. A $20 fee will be charged to your student account in order to register for the exam.
BYU-Idaho students are required to take the FLATS exam to receive credit at BYU-Idaho for the foreign language they have learned. Register for the FLATS exam as a non-BYU student.
BYU-Hawaii students can take the 12-credit, pass/fail, FLATS exam for the foreign language they have learned. BYU-Hawaii requires their students to take the FLATS exam at BYU-Hawaii. Talk to Candace Tupou at 808-675-3777, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.