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

Accuplacer may be used for undergraduate admission and placement. Incoming students who are required to take the Accuplacer 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 that may be required by VSU are Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QRAS); Reading; and WritePlacer. The Accuplacer is offered by appointment.

Since the Accuplacer is a required exam for some VSU students there is no test fee for the initial testing session if taken in the VSU Office of Testing (this does not apply to remote completion through Examity or an Accuplacer Remote Site). If a student must retake any sections of the exam, then a $10 fee will be assessed for each attempt in the VSU Office of Testing after the initial attempt.

Accuplacer Practice Materials (QRAS, Reading, and/or WritePlacer may be required by VSU)

Remote Accuplacer Testing for VSU: Please contact our office at (229) 245-3878 or your Admissions Counselor in Undergraduate Admissions to receive your Accuplacer Remote Voucher. So we may better assist you, please have your student identification number and the Accuplacer parts you need to take ready. You will be asked to choose an Accuplacer Remote Site at the time of the call, which can be either online through Examity or at a physical Accuplacer Remote Site. There is usually an administration fee assessed by the Remote Site to take the exam.

Remote Accuplacer Testing for Another Institution: Students required to take the Accuplacer for another institution 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.

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

Taking the Accuplacer for POST/Department of Corrections: The VSU Office of Testing is unable to administer the required Accuplacer sections for POST (Police/Peace Officer) or employment with the Georgia Department of Corrections. Please contact Wiregrass Georgia Technical College at (229) 249-4821 for available testing options.

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.

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.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility to test or about specific exam information not contained in the study guides below, please contact Adult and Career Education online or at 229-333-5928.

ACED Exemption Exam Overviews / Study Guides

ACED 1100 - Introduction to Business
ACED 2000 - Beginning Keyboarding
ACED 2050 - Communication for the Workplace
ACED 2300 - Intermediate Keyboarding
ACED 2400 - Computer Technology for the Workplace
ACED 3400 - Applied Computer Technology

ACED Policy Regarding Completing Exemption Exams at Another Testing Site:

If you live four hours or more away from Valdosta – Once you have confirmed a location of an official testing site at a university, library, or testing center, email Dr. Nicole Gunn in Adult and Career Education at npgunn@valdosta.edu. Please include the contact information of the test site administrator (name, phone number, email address) and Dr. Gunn will send further instructions prior to the exam date. Please be aware, grading of exemption exams can take 7-10 days.

Biology Major Field Test

Students completing a degree in Biology are required to pass the ETS Biology Major Field Test (MFT) as part of their Senior Seminar. The cost for the initial Biology 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 Test

VSU Chemistry Placement Test Information

Taking the Chemistry Placement Test at Home:

If you need to take the Chemistry Placement Test, please contact your advisor or complete the Request Form on our site 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

CLEP exams assess a student's knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. As a national test center, all CLEP exams are administered at the VSU Office of Testing.

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.

Please refer to the CLEP website to register and for more information. You must register with CLEP before making your appointment with the VSU Office of Testing.

CLEP exams are offered by appointment.

College Board CLEP Bulletin

Free Online CLEP Study Courses from Modern States Education Alliance

Modern States Freshman Year for Free Program Information (Vouchers do not apply to CLEP Administration Fee)

Distance Learning / Independent Study Exams

The Office of Testing administers proctored examinations for distance learning or online courses offered by other institutions and organizations. 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

The VSU Office of Testing serves as an eCore proctored test 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

Program Admission Assessment at Home Information

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assess the knowledge and skills of prospective and current Georgia P-12 educators. The GACE is aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with Georgia 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

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Georgia Legislative Exemption Exams

Which Georgia Legislative Exemption Exam Do I Need? Do I need both?

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 Constitution Exemption Exam Study Outline

Georgia History 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 (A2) Exam

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam is required for admission to the Valdosta State University nursing programs (Cohort Admission Deadlines). The HESI Admission Assessment is offered by appointment.

To be eligible for admission into the VSU nursing programs, 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 A2 by VSU nursing programs, please contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 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 log in to the testing platform.

HESI Distance Testing for VSUThe HESI is also available through the HESI Distance Testing program and is administered at Prometric Testing Centers. If you would like more information about HESI Distance Testing, please email testing@valdosta.edu.

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 the HESI Admission Assessment with all of the academic subjects, plus Learning Styles and Personality Profile sections. Our office's version of the HESI does not include the Critical Thinking portion. Please check with your institution for what subjects of the exam are required for admission.

HOAE

At Valdosta State, the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is required for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program (Cohort Admission Deadlines). The HOAE is offered by appointment.

Important Information for After You Schedule Your Appointment: Approximately 24-48 hours before your scheduled exam, please look for an email at the address given when scheduling from Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) and follow the directions contained within, including payment of the testing fee (example email). You will then receive an email from Pearson VUE regarding your Authorization to Test (see important information below).


Please Note: Do not complete your registration/schedule your exam with PearsonVUE through the Authorization to Test email prior to 22 hours before your scheduled date and time with our office. Your exam will not be available on the day/time you scheduled for in RegisterBlast and you may be subject to an additional testing fee through PSB for rescheduling (example email).


If you have any questions or need help with the registration process you may refer to the Candidate Handbook sent by PSB or contact support@psbtests.com.

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

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 OPIc 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. If you are not able to choose VSU as your testing site, 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

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 Essay section will be discontinued after June 2021). 

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

Free Official SAT Practice from Khan Academy

TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Information

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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