Spanish

To assess which level of Spanish might be most appropriate for you, there is an on-line placement exam through ALTEC.

Even though this exam is not an exemption exam, it is a useful tool to determine your proficiency in Spanish.

Please note that after taking the test you must enroll in the level indicated. Simply taking the placement exam does not automatically enroll you in a course, nor does it grant credits for courses out of which you might place.

Please email the Spanish & Portuguese Department to be enrolled in a level for which you have not completed the prerequisites and notify us to check your exam score; upon doing so we can enroll you in your preferred section.

Portuguese

To assess which level of Portuguese might be most appropriate for you, you can schedule to take a placement exam with professors Tania Martuscelli or Marcelo Schincariol.

Even though this exam is not an exemption exam, it is a useful tool to determine your proficiency in Portuguese.

Please note that after taking the test you must enroll in the level indicated. Simply taking the placement exam does not automatically enroll you in a course, nor does it grant credits for courses out of which you might place.

FLATS (Foreign Language Achievement Test)

The FLATS is taken by CU-Boulder students who wish to be exempt from the 3-semester College of Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement. (The College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Leeds School of Business may also accept this test.) All foreign language testing is now done through FLATS.

There are 56 language FLATS available by special order through Brigham Young University (BYU). Once the tester has completed the exam, tests are sent back to BYU for grading. A final exemption as pass or fail will be sent to CU four to six weeks after the test is taken. No credit hours are granted by taking these tests. NOTE: This test is not to be confused with the placement exam, which is mandatory for all freshmen and transfer students related to course registration. FLATS exemption language tests cannot be used for placement purposes, nor can the placement exams be used for exemption purposes.

The FLATS will be given by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 303-735-2044.

Test fees for FLATs are $50 (to order from BYU) + $35 (to administer) = $85.

Information forms for the FLATS can be picked up at Testing Services, University of Colorado Boulder East Campus RL2 Building (1540 30th Street, Boulder, CO) Room 26 or requested by email from testing@colorado.edu.