ETS Field Test in Political Science

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 students in the UCF Political Science and International & Global Studies major field of study. It goes beyond factual knowledge by evaluating students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understanding relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.

Students must complete the ETS Field Test in Political Science during the student’s graduating semester.

Test Format

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

Registration Procedures

  1. Email Nick Schenk at the UCF Department of Political Science least five (5) business days prior to the date you anticipate taking the exam. This email should include:
    1. Your Name
    2. UCF ID # (formally UCF PID)
    3. Your major
  2. 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 at
  3. Review University Testing Center’s policies.
  4. Complete registration online.
  5. 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.
    • 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.
  • Bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast

Re-Test Policy

Students can only take the ETS Major Field Test in Political Science once. Failure to take the test at the registered time will result in potential fees and potentially delay graduation.


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