Visit this page often for updates on Scanning Room hours, office closures, and other special announcements.


BEST is open from 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Extended Scanning Room hours are offered during Finals Week of each semester. Our Test Center is available for testing outside of regular business hours by appointment.

BEST will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. BEST will resume regular office hours of 8am - 5pm on Monday, November 27.

BEST will also be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 for winter break. BEST will resume regular office hours of 8am - 5pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Testing Services

BEST administers the Graduate School Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE) in French, German, and Spanish to graduate students who need to show proficiency in those languages for degree requirements.

We also administer the Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE) in French, Spanish, Italian, and German. This exam is taken by various IU Graduate Music Performance majors to demonstrate language proficiency.

Beginning July 1, 2018, both the GSFLE and MFYLE will be offered during scheduled group test dates and by individual appointment upon demand. Exam fees for group test dates will be $20.00 per exam for both the GSFLE and the MFYLE. Exam fees for individual appointments will be $50.00 per exam.

For more information on fees, please refer to the updated testing and proctoring fee chart. For exam-specific information, please visit the page for the exam you wish to take: GSFLE or MFYLE.