Biology Exit Exam


The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Field Test in Biology is utilized as the exit exam for the UCF Biology Department.

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. 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 Registration
Spring 2022 Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, March 25 Closed
Summer 2022 Monday, May 23 – Monday, July 11 Open
Fall 2022 Monday, August 29 – Thursday November 10 Closed

 

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-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.

 

The cost for the Biology Exit Exam is $45.00. All costs paid to the University Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Review UTC Policies

Test takers must 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 A 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, the test registration confirmation will be emailed. If a confirmation email is not received, test-takers must contact UTC during normal business hours to check appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Test takers may reschedule their appointments at no cost up to 7 days prior to the scheduled test date/time by following the instructions below. To reschedule within 7 days, test-takers would need to email a cancellation notice to UTC and schedule a new appointment, including full repayment of the test cost. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost, this includes cancelation or arrivals more than 15-minutes late.

How to Reschedule

  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 used to initially schedule the exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, a link will be emailed that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with the test-taker’s 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 completing the step above, a confirmation email with the new test date will be received.

 

  • 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. Test-takers should call the UTC front desk at 407-823-5109 for directions if needed.
  • Arrival Time: Test-takers are asked to arrive 15 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. Additional details on the acceptable ID policy are located on the Acceptable IDs page.
  • Biology Senior Survey: Test-takers will be required to complete the senior survey at the test center prior to starting their 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 three (3) total attempts.

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 the appropriate Biology Academic Advisor.