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 is a placement test package for undergraduate admission. 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 ACCUPLACER are Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, 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. However, 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 daily by appointment.

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: Students required to take the ACCUPLACER for another institution remotely, must contact their institution to receive an ACCUPLACER Remote Voucher Number. Once the student has acquired their Remote Voucher Number they may make an appointment at the VSU Office of Testing.

Corrections/Police Officers: Persons wishing to take the ACCUPLACER as part of their application to a position with the Department of Corrections or a police department may make an appointment at the VSU Office of Testing. The exams available are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic.

Please refer to the ACCUPLACER website at accuplacer.collegeboard.org for more information and https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice for test preparation materials.

The ACT is designed to assess the general educational development of high school students and their ability to complete college-level work. It consists of tests in writing, math, reading, and science. The ACT offers a comprehensive way for high school students to demonstrate to the college and universities of their choice that they can become successful college students. 

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

ACT Residual
The ACT Residual Assessment is designed to assess general educational development and the ability to complete college-level work. It consists of multiple-choice tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. ACT Residual Assessment scores may only be used for admission to VSU programs. If students intend to use the scores for other schools, they are encouraged to take the regular ACT or SAT given on Saturdays throughout the school year. For more information on regular ACT and SAT test dates, please consult the ACT website and the SAT website. The ACT Residual is offered by appointment only. 

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 MFT is a computer based exam and consists of 150 questions that must be answered in two hours. The cost for the initial MFT is included in a Biology major's fees, but retests must be paid for at the Office of Testing on the day of the retest. Additional questions may be asked by calling (229) 245-3878. The Biology MFT is offer daily by appointment.

Please refer to the ETS Biology Major Field Test website at ets.org/mft/about/content/biology for more information on test content.

Chemistry Placement Exam
Students wishing to bypass CHEM 1200 and move into CHEM 1211 may do so by passing the Chemistry Placement Exam. The exam used for placement is the ACS Toledo Chemistry Placement Examination. The Chemistry Placement Exam is given daily by appointment.

Questions regarding content and scoring should be directed to the Department of Chemistry at (229) 245-3878 or online.

CLEP - College Level Examination Program
The CLEP is a series of examinations that assesses a student's knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. The CLEP program can reward you a degree credit hours for what you know, no matter how or where you learned it, in high school, on the job, through reading, observation, or the learning experiences of your life. There are 33 Subject Examinations from which to choose. As a national test center, all CLEP Examinations are administered on VSU's campus. However, Valdosta State University students may receive degree credit hours only for certain courses based on score. Valdosta State University will accept up to a total of 30 semester credit hours by examination to include credit received from the CLEP. Please refer to CLEP Test Minimum Score, VSU Course, and Credit Given for information on VSU credit. The CLEP is given only in a computerized format. CLEP exams are offered by appointment only.

Please refer to the CLEP website at clep.collegeboard.org for more information.

Distance Learning / Independent Study
The Office of Testing administers proctored examinations for correspondence or online courses through other institutions. Students must confirm with the Testing Office the date and time of the desired administration along with notifying the institution from which the program is administered. Appointments are available daily. 

The DSST / DANTES program is an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. The DSST program is administered nationwide and approved by ACE (American Council on Education). The DSST program enables people to use their knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals. The DANTES mission is to support the off-duty, voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct special projects and development activities in support of education related functions of the Department. The test is offered daily by appointment. Appointments are available daily.

Please refer to the DSST / DANTES website at getcollegecredit.com for more information.

The eCore Program of the University System of Georgia is a program designed for students to complete core courses via online classes. Classes are designed and taught by faculty at USG institutions. Valdosta State University is an affiliate institution in the eCore Program. 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.

Please refer to the eCore website at https://ecore.usg.edu/current-students/proctored-exams-information for more information and registration deadlines. 

GACE - Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators
The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia public school educators. The GACE program ensures that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools. 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 at http://gace.ets.org/ for information regarding registration and available dates.

Online study materials for each assessment can be found at http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/.

GACE Testing Windows and Score Reporting Dates (pdf)

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 (valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/vp-office/advising/state-of-georgia-legislative-requirements.php).

The Georgia Legislative Exemption Exams in Georgia History and Georgia Constitution are offered to students whose United States History or Political Science course(s) did not include material on Georgia history or the Georgia Constitution, and to students who have obtained credits in American Government or in United States History via CLEP, Advanced Placement, or a similar program. Satisfactory completion of the exams will meet the Legislative requirements in Georgia History and Georgia Constitution.

Please speak with your advisor or contact the Office of Testing for more information. The Georgia Exemption Exams are given daily by appointment at no cost and may be taken as many times as is needed to obtain a passing score.

Georgia History Exemption Exam Study Guide / PDF Version

Georgia Constitution Exemption Exam Study Guide / PDF Version

DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS REQUIRING THE GEORGIA EXEMPTION EXAMS: Valdosta State students who do not attend classes on campus may have the exam proctored at another site since the exams are administered through Blazeview. 

A student will first need to find a proctor who is willing to administer the exam. It is preferable that a student uses a testing center at a college or university. Most college and university testing centers provide proctoring services for a small fee. However, if a student cannot find a college or university testing center in their vicinity, they may take the exam at a local library or military base testing center. Once a student finds a proctor and an appointed day and time is agreed upon, the student and proctor must complete the appropriate sections on the Georgia Legislative Proctor Information and Agreement form found below. The form should then be returned to the Office of Testing following the instructions on the form. After the proctor is approved, they will be emailed the information needed to proctor the exam. Please note that a student will not be able to test if both forms are not returned completed.

VSU Georgia Legislative Proctor Information and Agreement (PDF)

HESI A2 - Nursing Admission Assessment

The HESI A2 is the required exam for admission to the Valdosta State University School of Nursing. The HESI A2 exam identifies a student's abilities in the academic subjects that are needed to succeed in a nursing program and health care professions. The HESI A2 is by appointment only.

For more information regarding the use of the HESI A2 by the School of Nursing, please refer to the VSU School of Nursing HESI A2 FAQ. Information on test content can be found at https://evolve.elsevier.com/studentlife/hesi.html. To schedule an 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. It consists of tests in reading, writing and math. 

The SAT Subject Tests are multiple choice tests designed to assess high school students' knowledge and development in a specific subject. The test is usually taken to supplement a student's SAT score when applying for college or to fulfill a specific entrance requirement at a college. 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 Tests website at sat.collegeboard.org for more information and registration deadlines.

SmartPath Core/VSU Online Class Testing

The SmartPath Core Program of Valdosta State University is a program designed for students to complete core courses via online classes. Classes are designed and taught by VSU faculty. The VSU Office of Testing serves as a proctored testing facility for SmartPath and for other VSU online class exams. Exams are administered online within the online classroom environment. Your professor will inform you of available testing dates and times.

VSU Online Class Testing is offered by appointment.

Professores wishing to have a VSU Online class proctored may make a request online.

TEAS - ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills is a requirement for the degree in Exercise Physiology at Valdosta State University. The Office of Testing is also a testing site for other institutions that may accept the TEAS. The appropriate test is administered by the Office of Testing daily by appointment.

Information on test content can be found at atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS.aspx.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
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) and the paper-based Institutional TOEFL (ITP) in collaboration with the VSU English Language Institute.

Please refer to the TOEFL website at ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/ (iBT) and ets.org/toefl_itp/about (ITP) for more information and registration deadlines.

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