Political Science Exit Exam

Note: Only test takers currently enrolled in the POS 4961 – Exit Exam course may register for this exam.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Field Test in Political Science is a comprehensive undergraduate outcomes assessment designed to measure critical knowledge and understanding obtained by test takers in the UCF Political Science and International & Global Studies major field of study. It goes beyond factual knowledge by evaluating test takers’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understanding relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.

Test takers must complete the Political Science Exit Exam during the test taker’s graduating semester.


Check with Political Science department for information regarding the exit exam.


The ETS Major Field Test in Political Science is computerized and consists of approximately 130 multiple-choice questions. Test takers will have two (2) hours to complete the test.

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (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 request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test takers testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student 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 Political Science 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.

How to Reschedule Your Exam

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam (Links to an external site.)
  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 which 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.

What if I miss my appointment?

Students who missed their appointment, fail to reschedule their exam appointment 72 hours prior to the scheduled appointment date/time, or is turned away by the test center staff (for any reason), all costs associated with these actions will become the responsibility of the student.

The cost for a missed/forfeited in person appointment is $45.

The cost for a missed/forfeited remote appointment (this includes missed appointments for technical issues with the administration of online exams) is $50.


  • 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.

Test takers can only take the Political Science Exit Exam once. Failure to take the test at the registered time will result in potential fees and potentially delay graduation.

Scores from the Political Science Exit Exam will be provided to your Political Science Academic Advisor.