Biology Exit Exam

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.

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 First Attempt Dates Retake Dates
Fall 2019 Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, October 4 Monday, October 7 – Friday, November 1
Spring 2020 Monday, January 13 – Friday, February 21 Monday, February 24 – Friday, April 3
Summer 2020 Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 19 Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 24
Fall 2020 Monday, August 31 – Friday, October 9 Monday, October 12 – Friday, November 20

*Test takers may complete their first attempt during the retake period.


  1. Test takers 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.


  • 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.
  • Biology Senior Survey: Test takers will be required to complete the senior survey at the test center prior to starting your 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 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.