Visit this page often for updates on office closures and other special announcements.

BEST is open from 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

Test Center Information

As Covid-19 cases continue to decline rapidly locally and throughout the state, Indiana University will implement a mask-optional policy beginning March 4, 2022. This policy will coincide with the anticipated expiration of state and county public health orders, and was made after consultation with IU specialists in public health, medicine, and public safety. All who wish to continue to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.

Masks will still be required in:

  • Clinical settings, such as Covid-19 testing locations and the Student Health Center
  • Research settings where masking is required by outside entities
  • Campus buses (federal mandate)
  • Areas where masks were required prior to the pandemic 

For the latest IU updates on the coronavirus, visit IU's COVID resources page.

Beginning July 1, 2021, both the Graduate School Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE) and the Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE) will be offered during scheduled group test dates and by individual appointment upon demand. Exam fees for group test dates will be $21.20 per exam for both the GSFLE and the MFYLE. Exam fees for individual appointments will be $53.00 per exam.

A list of current test fees can be found here. For exam-specific information, please visit the page for the exam you wish to take: GSFLE or MFYLE.

Upcoming Closures

BEST Administrative Offices
CLOSED Monday, September 5, 2022

Test Center
CLOSED Monday, September 5, 2022

Please contact the Test Center directly at (812) 856-0684 for availability on dates not listed.

Payment methods

BEST no longer accepts cash as a form of payment for test fees, proctor fees, or parking permits. Acceptable forms of payment include bursar billing to the student account for applicable exams or via credit / debit card