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New York University (NYU) Foreign Language Proficiency Exams

The following information is for students located in the local Omaha/Bellevue Nebraska area.

If you are not in the local Omaha/Bellevue Nebraska area, please call New York University at 212-998-7030 to arrange for testing at your location.

Bellevue University is an authorized test center for NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Exams, which offer the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits for advanced learning in 49 foreign languages. Languages currently available* include:

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese–Cantonese
  • Croatian
  • Chinese–Mandarin
    (Traditional and Simplified Characters)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Gujarati
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Ibo
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish (Gaelic)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
    (Brazilian)
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish
  • Yoruba


NYU Foreign Language Proficiency exams consist of four components:

  • Listening Skills
    A brief recorded passage in the language of the examination will be played, followed by a series of questions, which you answer by writing in the language of the exam. The recording is played only once, but may be paused as needed.
  • Composition
    You will produce a composition of approximately 150 words in the language of the exam.
  • Translation to English
    You will translate a passage from the test language into English.
  • Translation from English
    You will translate a passage from English into the test language.

All exams are timed and must be completed within two hours.

Scoring and Results

When you have completed the exam, your answers are forwarded to NYU for scoring. Within six weeks, New York University returns the scored results to the Test Center and to you. Each point awarded demonstrates learning equivalent to one college-level credit. The first four points earned are awarded credit at the 101 level, the next four points are awarded credit at the 102 level, and the last four points are awarded credit at the 201 level. For example, if you were to score a five, you would be awarded (4) 101-level credits and (1) 102-level credit. If you scored 11, you would be awarded (4) 101-level credits, (4) 102-level credits and (3) 201-level credits. If you are unhappy with the score you receive, you must wait 180 days before you retake the exam in the same language.

Note

  • French, German, and Spanish are available as CLEP exams and, thus, may not be taken through NYU.
  • Please check with your academic advisor prior to taking any of these exams to ensure the test meets your degree requirements.
  • The entire process of requesting, ordering, administering, scoring, and receiving results may take up to 16 weeks.
  • All tests fulfill lower level credit, do not affect your GPA, and do not count toward the 60-hours of in-residence credits required to be eligible for honors.
  • If you fail a NYUFLP test you must wait 180 days before you are eligible to retake the same test title.

Students in the Greater Omaha Metro area:

NYU Foreign Language Proficiency exams need to be ordered from NYU by the Test Center. Thus, to take an exam, you will first set up a consultation time with the Test Center by phone, fax, email, or in person at:

Bellevue University Test Center
R. Joe Dennis Learning Center, Room 522
Phone: 402-557-7428
Toll-Free: 800-756-7920 Ext. 557-7428
Fax: 402-557-5433
Email: testing@bellevue.edu

Once we have received the exam, you must schedule and take the exam within the next four weeks.

Registering and Scheduling a Test

  • Logging on to BRUIN, and click My Info category.
  • Under Student Resources, click Test Center.
  • Click the Schedule a Test Form link.
  • Click on To Schedule a CLEP, Computer Proficiency, DSST, NYU Foreign Language Proficiency, or TEAS V test.
  • In the boxes, please specify the test, the date, the time and the location you'd like to schedule.
  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Registrations will remain on file for 30 days.

** All tests must be turned in when the Test Center closes.

Fees

The total fee for each Foreign Language Proficiency Exam is $370.00. All fees must be paid before the exam is ordered. Refunds are not available. Please note you are allowed one (1) re-schedule. For each additional re-schedule, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. You are allowed one (1) no show. For each additional no show, you will be charged an additional $15 fee.

Students outside of the Greater Omaha Metro area:

As a distant student, you may take the 12 credit New York University Foreign Language Proficiency test (NYUFLPT). The student needs to work directly with New York University and follow the process provided on their website. Also, the student needs to request an official copy of the score report be sent to: Bellevue University Test Center, 1000 Galvin Rd. South, Bellevue, NE, 68005.

*Please note: Bellevue University does not accept the 16 credit or the 4 credit New York University Foreign Language Proficiency tests.

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