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Language Credit

The University of Utah grants credit to individuals who have learned a foreign language by immersing themselves in another culture via military service, Peace Corps duty, a religious mission, etc.  There are two main ways this can be done via testing:


The Avant Assessment is a computer-based test administered in the offices of the Department of Languages and Literature located in Room 1400 of the Language and Communication Building (LNCO). Interested parties should call that office at 801-581-7561 to obtain more information and to register for the exam. Languages for which there is an Avant test include Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, French, and Spanish.


For these and all other languages, the University of Utah will also accept the results of a computer-based test developed by Brigham Young University called the FLATS.  Interested parties should visit the web site to obtain more information and to register for the exam.  The FLATS can be taken at scores of satellite testing locations around the country, including the University of Utah Testing Center located in Room 498 of the Student Services Building.  Those who wish to take the FLATS at the University of Utah first need to visit the the web site above to register for the exam, and then call the Testing Center at 801-581-8733 to make an appointment.  While registering on the FLATS website, candidates will be asked to provide the contact information for the location where they would like to take the test.  The contact information for the University of Utah is the following:

David Lund
Project Coordinator
University of Utah Testing Center
201 S. 1400 E. RM. 498
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone:  801-581-8733

Last Updated: 5/2/17