Biology Exit Exam


The UCF Biology Department utilizes the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Field Test in Biology as their exit exam.

Undergraduate students at UCF who are majoring in Biology are eligible to test after their core courses are completed. This test is graded as pass/fail with a passing grade being greater than the national bottom 10th percentile. A failing grade will require a retake before graduation. Retake period will take place in the month of October. This is a state mandated exam for all graduating seniors in Biology.

Note: Only UCF Biology Majors should register to take this test at UTC.

 

The ETS Major Field Test in Biology is computerized and consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. Test takers will have two (2) hours to complete the test.

The exam will cover the following core courses: Biology I, Biology II, Genetics, Ecology, Molecular Cell Biology and Evolutionary Biology.

 

Test Dates

Semester Test Dates
Fall 2020 October 20 – November 19

 

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for test takers with documented disabilities. Test takers with disabilities seeking alternative testing arrangements (e.g. extended time, etc.) must request approval from SAS (407-823-2371 or sas@ucf.edu). Note: test takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation requests once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives official notification from the SAS office of a test taker’s approved testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the test taker via email.

Note: Test takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Thursday at 12:30 PM or earlier.

 

The cost for the Biology Exit Exam is $45.00. This cost includes a $3.50 RegisterBlast convenience fee for online payments. All costs paid to the University Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Review UTC Policies

Review the University Testing Center’s policies prior to test day. Items such as outwear (hoodies, sweaters, jackets, pullovers, cardigans, any form of second layer clothing), watches, and electronic devices are not permitted into the test room. UTC does offer lockers at no additional cost. The full list of UTC policies can be found here.

Schedule Your Test Appointment

All appointments must be booked a minimum of 24 hours prior to the desired date/time. To schedule an appointment, navigate to RegisterBlast.

After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you must contact UTC during normal business hours to check your appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Appointments may be rescheduled up to (3) days/72 hours prior to your current test date and time at no cost by following the instructions below:

How to Reschedule Your Exam

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.

 

  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. If you get lost finding our building, please call our front desk at 407-823-5109.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to arrive 15-minutes (we strongly recommend 30-minutes) prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.
  • Biology Senior Survey: Test takers will be required to complete the senior survey at the test center prior to starting your exam. The survey is online and takes approximately five minutes to complete.

 

The UCF retake policy for the Biology Exit Exam is that test takers can have a maximum of two (2) total attempts: one first time attempt and one retake attempt.

Test takers will have a 4-6 week time period each semester to complete the first attempt. Immediately following the initial test period, an additional 4 weeks will be given for test takers to re-take the exam if the score from their first attempt falls within the bottom national 10th percentile.

 

Scores from the ETS Major Field Test in Biology will be provided to your Biology Academic Advisor.