Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE)


The Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE) is taken by various IU Graduate Music Performance majors to demonstrate language proficiency.  See (Link: for more information.

BEST offers the MFYLE exam in the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, and German.

The tests are administered by appointment in Franklin Hall 014. Please call 855-1595 to schedule your appointment. Administration time is one hour. The test fee is $15, which is paid at the time of testing.  Payments may be made by cash,  check made payable to Indiana University, or billing to the examinee’s bursar account. Examinees should also bring photograph identification such as a student ID, driver’s license, or a passport, two #2 pencils, and your 10-digit university identification number.

MFYLE scores are available only from the undergraduate secretary in the academic office of the language departments. IUB Evaluation Services and Testing (BEST) does not release test scores to examinees.   Please note: Because of federal disclosure laws, exam scores cannot be given over the phone.


Undergraduate Language Offices




Phone No.

French French & Italian Ballantine Hall, Room 642 855-1952
German Germanic Studies Ballantine Hall, Room 644 855-1553
Italian French & Italian Ballantine Hall, Room 642 855-1952
Spanish Spanish & Portuguese Ballantine Hall, Room 844 855-8612


Sample Tests available only for
* French
* Spanish