ACED Exemption Exams

ACED Exemption Exams may be completed by qualifying VSU students at THE VSU TESTING CENTER throughout the semester.

  • 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.

Courses Available for ACED Exemption Exams

The following steps are required for any VSU student requesting an Online Exemption Exam:

1. Review the information about the particular exam (at links above) that you are interested in exempting.

2. Make sure that all prerequisite grades are posted to your VSU transcript before requesting to take an ACED Exemption Exam.

  • ACED 2050: Prerequisite ENGL 1102
  • ACED 2300: Prerequisite ACED 2000 or Exemption
  • ACED 3400: Prerequisite ACED 2400 or CS 1000 or Exemption

3. Check Banner to ensure that you don't already have a grade on your VSU transcript for the course before you request an exemption exam for that course. Students who have previously completed a course at VSU are NOT eligible to take an exemption exam for that course. For example, students who previously failed a course at VSU must retake the course to earn credit.

4. Contact the VSU Testing Center to schedule your exam.  To have your exam proctored at VSU's Testing Center, please follow this link, then click on the “Testing Appointments” button, and select the “Adult and Career Education” group:  http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/

5. Pay the $80 NONREFUNDABLE Exemption Fee on the VSU Testing Center's website. 

6. Review the Exam Overview for your scheduled examination (links to exam overview located above). NOTE: The Exam Overview is not designed to prepare you for the exam—it is assumed that if you are confident enough about your knowledge of the course content to request an exemption, then you have previously learned that content by working in the business or office technology field, or by taking classes elsewhere.

7. Check with the testing center ONE BUSINESS DAY before your exam to confirm your appointment. 

8. Arrive at the testing center a few minutes early so that you will be a the computer ready to start at the scheduled exam time.

9. Have a current VSU ID or other government-issued picture ID available to show the testing official when you arrive to take the Exam.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The professor who normally gives the exemption exam at VSU will evaluate your results within one week of receipt of those results from the testing center.
  • No graded examination papers are returned to the students.
  • A notification will be sent to the student, his/her academic advisor, and the Registrar for each exam that is passed. No notification is sent to the academic advisor or the Registrar if an exam is not passed.