Waiver though testing
Acceptable testing includes
1. A passing score on a test from the BYU Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service. Students should contact the department of Modern Languages for information on taking a FLATS test. FLATS tests are available for the following languages:
Note: Speakers of French, German, or Spanish who do not wish to take courses in those languages are encouraged take the CLEP exam in order to satisfy the language requirement because the CLEP exam can be used to earn credit toward graduation. Find out how to take the CLEP exam on UofL's campus.
2. An independent language exam. For languages not on the above list, it is the student’s responsibility to locate an acceptable authority in the language that is willing to administer an exam. An authority is someone who is affiliated with an accredited institution or embassy, and who is familiar with language-level designations at U.S. universities. This may include:
- a full-time instructor of another institution who teaches this particular language;
- a full-time instructor of any subject at the University of Louisville who is fluent in the student’s native language;
- an authority at the local embassy or consulate;
If the student opts to take a foreign language exam, he or she must provide the Department of Modern and Classical Languages with test results. The authority that administered and graded the exam should attach a letter on their institutional letterhead describing the exam. In order to qualify for a waiver, the student must provide evidence that they read, write and speak the language at or above the intermediate level. Please note that not every language has a corresponding resource available to assist in administering an exam.