Undergraduate Examinations

You may make an appointment for some exams through RegisterBlast.

Please be aware that Office of Testing administration fees may apply to some exams.



Accuplacer

Our office is currently offering the Accuplacer in-office. If you cannot find a day or time that fits your schedule to take the Accuplacer, please contact your Admissions Counselor in Undergraduate Admissions to receive your Remote Voucher code for Examity (fees apply).

Accuplacer is a placement test package for undergraduate admission and placement. Incoming students who are required to take the exams will be notified by the Valdosta State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions after submitting an application for admission. The three computer-based components of the Accuplacer required by VSU are Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QRAS); Reading; and WritePlacer (Written Essay). The Accuplacer exams are given during regular office hours.

Since the Accuplacer is a required exam for some VSU students there is no test fee for the initial testing session. If a student must retake any sections of the exam, then a $10 fee will be assessed for each attempt after the initial test. The Accuplacer is offered by appointment.

Accuplacer Practice Materials (QRAS, Reading, and WritePlacer)

South Georgia State College Entry Program Students: Students required to take the exam for SGSC must contact the SGSC Early Entry Program at (912) 260-4660 to schedule an Accuplacer exam.

Remote Accuplacer Testing for VSU: Please contact our office at (229) 245-3878 to receive your Accuplacer Remote Voucher. Please have your student identification number and the parts of the test you need to take ready, so we may better assist you. You will be asked to choose an Accuplacer Remote Site at the time of the call. To find a Remote Site, please use the Accuplacer Test Center search. There is usually an administration fee assessed by the Remote Site to take the exam.

Taking the Accuplacer through Remote Testing is the only way to ensure that you are taking the correct exams for VSU. 

Remote Accuplacer Testing for Another Institution: Students required to take the Accuplacer for another institution remotely, must contact their institution to receive an Accuplacer Remote Voucher. Once the student has acquired their Remote Voucher they may make an appointment for exam administration at the VSU Office of Testing. There is a $20 administration fee for Remote Accuplacer Testing.

ACT

The ACT is designed to assess the general educational development of high school students and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, science, and an optional writing test.

Please refer to the ACT website at act.org for more information and registration deadlines.

ACT Test Preparation Materials

ACT Residual

The ACT Residual is designed to assess general educational development and the ability to complete college-level work. The ACT Residual consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science (for GACE exemption, only English and mathematics scores are taken into consideration). ACT Residual scores may only be used for admission to VSU programs. The ACT Residual is offered by appointment.

ACT Test Preparation Materials

Adult and Career Education Exemption Exams

Adult and Career Education (ACED) Exemption Exams are available for ACED 1100, ACED 2000, ACED 2050, ACED 2300, ACED 2400, and ACED 3400 classes. The ACED Exemption Exams are offered by appointment.

Please remember the following before scheduling your exam:

Students must meet all course prerequisite requirements before requesting an ACED Exemption Exam. Please do NOT register and pay for an exemption exam if you have not already passed the prerequisite course or the exemption exam for the prerequisite course.

Students who have previously completed a course at VSU are NOT eligible to take an ACED Exemption Exam for that course. In other words, students who previously failed a course at VSU must retake the course to earn credit. They may not ask to exempt that course.

Students may only attempt an ACED Exemption Exam for a particular course one time.

ACED Exemption Exam Overviews / Study Guides

ACED 1100
ACED 2000
ACED 2050
ACED 2300
ACED 2400
ACED 3400

Biology Major Field Test (MFT)

Students completing a degree in Biology are required to complete an ETS Biology Major Field Test as part of their Senior Seminar. The cost for the initial MFT is included in a Biology major's mandatory fees, but retests must be paid to the Office of Testing before testing. The Biology MFT is offered by appointment.

The subject matter covered by the Biology MFT is organized into four major areas: cell biology; molecular biology and genetics; organismal biology; and population biology, evolution, and ecology. The test contains approximately 150 multiple-choice questions, a number of which are grouped in sets and based on descriptions of laboratory and field situations, diagrams, or experimental results.

Please refer to the ETS Biology Major Field website for more information on test content and sample questions.

Chemistry Placement Exam

Students wishing to bypass CHEM 1200 and move into CHEM 1211 may do so by passing the Chemistry Placement Exam. A calculator is allowed on the exam. Questions regarding content and scoring should be directed to the Department of Chemistry at (229) 333-5798 or online.

Taking the Chemistry Placement Exam at Home:

If you need to take the Chemistry Placement Exam, please complete the Request Form to be added to the class in Blazeview. You will receive instructions for accessing the exam once the form is received and approved. Please note that the required Respondus LockDown Browser is not compatible with Chromebooks.

CLEP - College Level Examination Program

The CLEP exams assesses a student's knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. As a national test center, all CLEP exams are administered on VSU's campus.

Valdosta State University students may receive degree credit hours only for certain courses based on score. Please refer to CLEP Test Minimum Score, VSU Course, and Credit Given for information on VSU credit. CLEP exams are offered by appointment.

Please refer to the CLEP website to register and for more information.

College Board CLEP Bulletin

Free Online CLEP Study Courses from Modern States Education Alliance

Distance Learning / Independent Study Exams

The Office of Testing administers proctored exams for distance learning or online courses through other institutions. Exams are offered by appointment.

Please refer to the Distance Learning Proctoring Services page for more information.

DSST

The DSST is an extensive series of exams in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course exams at the undergraduate level. DSST exams are administered nationwide and approved by the American Council on Education. DSST exams are offered by appointment.

Please refer to the DSST website for more information.

eCore

For the Fall 2020 Semester: eCore will have the proctored exam requirement in the Math, Science, and Economics courses. This will be for the proctored midterm exam only, and the final exam or assignment in these courses will not require the test proctor. The other eCore courses will not require the test proctor experience, and there will be a midterm and final exam or assignment as directed by the professor. No payments will be required for eCore exam administrations during the Fall 2020 semester.


The eCore Program of the University System of Georgia is a program designed for students to complete core courses via online classes. The VSU Office of Testing serves as a proctored testing facility for midterm and final exams. Exams are administered online within the GoView online classroom environment. The exams are given during specific windows of time as set by eCore.

You may schedule your eCore exams through the SmarterProctoring application inside of your online course.

Please refer to the eCore Proctored Exam FAQs for more information about the proctored exam process.

GACE - Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators

Due to COVID-19, ETS is offering the Program Admission Assessment at Home.

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assesses the knowledge and skills of prospective and current Georgia P-12 educators. The GACE are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P–12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards).

Please refer to the ETS GACE website for information regarding registration and available dates.

Online Study Materials for GACE Assessments

GACE Testing Windows and Score Reporting Dates (2019-20)

GACE Testing Windows and Score Reporting Dates (2020-21)

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Georgia Legislative Exemption Exams

In accordance with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, all candidates for degrees are required to possess and demonstrate a reasonable mastery of United States history, Georgia history, the United States Constitution, and the Georgia Constitution. The history requirements are met by the successful completion of History 2111 or History 2112. The constitution requirements are met by the successful completion of Political Science 1101. Out-of-state transfer credits for these three courses and credits obtained via CLEP, Advanced Placement, or a similar program do not satisfy the requirements of the State of Georgia (source).

Please speak with your advisor or contact the Office of Testing for more information. The Georgia Exemption Exams have no cost and may be taken as many times as is needed to obtain a passing score. The passing score on the Georgia History (50 questions) and Georgia Constitution (25 questions) Exams is 52%.

Georgia History Exemption Exam Study Outline

Georgia Constitution Exemption Exam Study Outline

Taking the Georgia Legislative Exemption Exam at Home:

If you need to take the Georgia Legislative Exemption Exams, please complete the Request Form to be added to the class in Blazeview. You will receive instructions for accessing the exam once the form is received and approved. Please note that the required Respondus LockDown Browser is not compatible with Chromebooks.

HESI Admission Assessment Exam

The VSU Nursing program is temporarily waiving the HESI requirement for admission to the program. Please contact Nursing if you have any questions about what is required for your planned admission cycle.

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam is required for admission to the Valdosta State University School of Nursing. The HESI identifies a student's abilities in the academic subjects that are needed to succeed in a nursing program and health care professions. The HESI Admission Assessment is offered by appointment.

To be eligible for admission into the VSU nursing program, students must earn a 75 or higher in the following areas:

Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary
Grammar
Anatomy & Physiology
Math

For more information regarding the use of the HESI by the VSU School of Nursing, please contact the School of Nursing. Information on test content can be found at the Elsevier Evolve Education Portal.

Evolve Account Creation: You will need to create an Evolve account before testing. You may create your account on the Elsevier Evolve Student website before your appointment. Account Creation can be found under the "Sign In" link in the top right corner of the page. Please remember your username (automatically generated by Evolve) and password, since this information will be needed to complete the test.

Taking the HESI for Another Institution: You may take the HESI for another institution at Valdosta State; however, you will have to purchase a HESI transcript to have your scores sent to another institution (HESI Transcript Information). Our office offers all of the HESI academic subjects, but does not include the Critical Thinking portion. Please check with your institution for what subjects of the exam are required.

HOAE - Health Occupations Aptitude Exam

The HOAE is used to measure abilities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes important for various occupations in the health care field. At VSU the exam is required for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. The HOAE is offered by appointment.

A few days before your exam, please be aware that you will recieve an email at the address given at the time you made your appointment from PSB/Pearson VUE. This email will have instructions for setting up your PSB/Pearson VUE account and making your payment. The VSU Office of Testing will not be collecting your exam fee directly.

For more information regarding the use of the HOAE by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, please refer to the Dental Hygiene Program Admissions Information Packet. Information on test content can be found at the PSB HOAE website.

LTI OTIc - Language Testing International Oral Proficiency Interview (Computer-based)

The Language Testing International Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc) is an internet-delivered test which provides valid and reliable oral proficiency testing. The computer-delivered assessment emulates the "live" OPI, but delivery of questions is through a carefully designed computer program and via a virtual avatar.

For information on the exam and to create an account, please visit the LTI website. The OTIc is offered by appointment.

This exam is only available to currently enrolled VSU students.

Important Instructions for Registration/Scheduling
Please follow these instructions to ensure that your exam will be available on the scheduled day and time:

1. Schedule your exam with the Office of Testing on RegisterBlast and forward your appointment confirmation email to testing@valdosta.edu.
2. LTI-OPIc examinees must create an account and order the exam through Language Testing International at https://www.languagetesting.com. Your exam may automatically be assigned to be completed through ProctorU. If you are not able to choose VSU as your testing site, please see point 3 below.
3. You will then need to contact LTI by phone at 1-800-486-8444 to request that your testing site be switched to the VSU Office of Testing. You will need to name Rebecca Taylor as your proctor. LTI will then send our office the proctoring information for your exam.

SAT / SAT Subject Tests

The SAT is designed to assess the general educational development of high school students and their ability to complete college-level work. The SAT consists of tests in reading, writing and language, mathematics, and an optional essay.

The SAT Subject Tests are multiple choice tests designed to assess high school students' knowledge and development in a specific subject. For information on whether or not the SAT Subject Test is required at the college to which you are applying please contact that college directly.

Please refer to the SAT website for more information and registration deadlines.

Free Official SAT Practice from Khan Academy

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Due to COVID-19, ETS is offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition.

The TOEFL is designed for students who are not fluent in English to demonstrate their command of the English language. The Valdosta State University Office of Testing offers the Internet-based test (iBT).

Please refer to the TOEFL website for more information and registration deadlines.

VSU Online Class Testing

Your professor will inform you of available testing dates and times.

VSU Online Class Testing is offered by appointment.

VSU Make-up Testing 

Professors wishing to have make-up exams proctored may send requests to testing@valdosta.edu along with any directions or testing documents. The Office of Testing can proctor both online and paper exams. 

VSU Make-up Testing is offered by appointment.

 

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