You do not need to take the FLPE if you received one of the following scores:
3 or better on the Foreign language AP exam
5 or better on the IB higher-level exam
530 or higher on a foreign language SAT II exam
Note: Students who took NY State standardized Regents exams in 2011 or earlier with a score of 85 or higher are exempt from taking the FLPE. However, keep in mind
that individual high schools' Regents exams, administered post 2011, are not equal
to statewide Regents exams and therefore do not exempt students from LANG or from
taking the FLPE.
In this case, please consult with an Academic Advisor. In general, if you have a
college transcript that documents satisfactory completion of level language I & II,
then you will not need to take the FLPE.
Until further notice, FLPE exams will be administered online via Zoom.
Effective May 2022, you will be billed $44.25 by the bursar for taking the FLPE.
Until further notice, you must make an appointment to take the FLPE via Zoom. You
can do so here.
Because the goal of the exam is to test your core proficiency in a foreign language, no prior formal preparation is necessary or required.
The duration of the placement exam varies from student to student; however, the average
amount of time ranges from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
No, students should only take a placement exam in a language in which they have had
formal or informal (as heritage speakers) prior exposure.
Yes, as long as your high school transcript indicates this fact, then you qualify
to take more than one FLPE.
No, you can only take the FLPE one time per language.
For languages not included in the FLPEs, please refer to the Challenge Exam.
The results of your placement exam will appear in your SOLAR account in your Degree
Progress Report within 5-7 business days from the date you took the exam. Consult
the table at the end of the FLPE page on how to interpret your score.