Several departments and programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Science require graduate students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language that is viewed as integral to their academic research. This requirement can be fulfilled by translating the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE).
Each November, March and August, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs will administer the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE) to matriculated students in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. We give the most popular/common languages. However, many uncommon language requests are honored. Even though, we administer the FLPE, language proficiency may be demonstrated by other means. For further details of how a student can fulfill this requirement, please visit the GSAS Bulletin requirements page.
For students who will translate the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE) given by the Graduate School of Arts and Science:
The Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE) consists of one to three paragraphs written in the foreign language of choice. Students are required to translate the exam into English with the assistance of a non-electronic, print dictionary. Two hours are given to complete the exam and all language exams are graded on a Pass/Fail grading system. In order to receive a successful grade of Pass, the exam must be translated according to the recognized standards of written academic English.
Special accommodations are provided for students registered with the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities.
*Please note: Interested students must be matriculated and enrolled in New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science to be eligible for the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam.
Exam Date and Time
The next scheduled exam is as follows:
Exam Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 am through 12:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 1, 2019
Registration fee: $25 (check or money order) must be paid within 4 days of registering for the exam.
Please make the registration fee (check or money order) payable to New York University and submit it in-person or via postal mail to:
New York University
Graduate School of Arts and Science
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
6 Washington Square North, Room 222
New York, New York 10003
Attn: Ms. Cherone Slater/FLPE
* Special accommodations are provided for students registered with the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. However, you must contact Ms. Slater at least two weeks prior to the exam date and inform her of your disability services.
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