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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.

Test Format

The ETS Major Field Test in Biology is computerized and consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. Student 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.

Registration Procedures

  1. Students who believe they qualify for testing accommodations must submit written documentation of a documented disability to the office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make accommodated testing arrangements at least two weeks prior to their schedule test date. Visit the SAS website for more information.

  2. Review University Testing Center’s policies.

  3. Complete registration online.

  4. After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you by RegisterBlast. The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take your exam.

Test Day

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Examinees arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.

  • You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.

    • Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID. Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification (with signature).

    • Secondary ID: Must have a photo OR signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the examinee's name.

  • Print and bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast

Re-Test Policy

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

Students 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 students to re-take the exam if the score from their first attempt falls within the bottom national 10th percentile.

Results

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