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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 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.
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
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.