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Proctor Request Form

Please use this form when testing at a testing center other than UGA Testing Services.  Please complete this form at least two weeks prior to your scheduled exam. A confirmation will be sent to your email address once complete.

 

Please use the following sites to locate a preferred testing center:
www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php
ecore.usg.edu/exams/sites.php#us
www.act.org/compass/sites/index.html

 
Fill out my online form.

Faculty and Staff FAQs

How do I order answer sheets?
You can order answer sheet by calling 706-542-3183. You will need a UGA account number for billing purposes and answer sheets are delivered via Campus Mail.

Where are you located?
We are located on first floor of Clark Howell Hall, next door to the Tate Center across from Legion Pool. For details, see our Directions and Parking page.

My exams have been processed but I have found that there was an error in my answer key, what can I do?
You may submit your test for scoring with a corrected answer key.

Is there a charge for scoring test?
Yes,there is a charge. Please see the Scanning and Scoring page for details. Answer sheets must be purchased from UTS.

Can I use a different answer sheet?
Our scoring system is not set up for answer sheets other than the ones provided by UTS.

What scoring system do you use?
We use Exam System II to process your exams.

Can I assign different values to my answers on the key?
We are not able to weight questions on an exam with different values. You can use more than one Key for a test. Each key has the same weight. An example would bea test with 50 questions could have two different keys one with 30 questions and one with 20 questions each of these keys would have the same value for the final score. The answers on the key with 30 questions would be worth 1.666 points for a total of 50 points, the answers on the key with 20 questions would be worth 2.5 points each for a total of 50 points and both keys combined would total 100 points.

What happens if I want to "throw out" an answer?
If you would like for an answer to not be considered in the test leave that
question number blank on the key. Any response recorded by students will not be
considered by the scoring program.

Can I have more than one choice correct for an answer?
The scoring program will count all responses by students for that question number correct if more than one response is filled in. An example would be if A and C are filled in on the key for question number 10, then any response by the student will be counted as correct. If the student leaves question 10 blank, the scoring program will count it as incorrect for that student.

Can my student call you for test results?
Students are not allowed to call the testing center for results for classroom test. No information is given to students calling about classroom test.

Do you keep my test score reports on file?
All test files are kept until final grades have posted, they are deleted 10 days after the end of the semester. If you need reports for test scored earlier in the semester you will need to provide UTS with the test date and the name of the Instructor.

Scanning and Scoring

University Testing Services offers scoring and evaluation services for the Faculty and Staff of the University of Georgia. The Scoring Service scores multiple choice classroom tests recorded on two forms offered by UTS. The evaluation service offers evaluations for the Faculty and Staff of UGA.


Scoring of Classroom Tests

In an effort to support the initiative to replace social security numbers as identifiers University Testing Services suggests using the University ID number beginning with 810. It is imperative that there are no duplications of numbers within a class. This number should be entered in the "identification" field of the test answer form, left justified, beginning in column "A." If the ID number is not entered correctly the result will be incomplete reports.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in implementing this new identification system for test scoring purposes. 


Charges for Test Scoring Services

Please use this form for Dropping off Exams for Scoring

Sale of answer sheets to departments ($0.12 each sold in packs of 500 - $80.00)

Sale of answer sheets to students ($0.50 each sold in packs of 10 - $2.50) - Students must purchase answer sheets from UTS. Answer sheets purchased from the Bookstore will not be scored at UTS; stickers on the back of answer sheets prevent scoring.

Scoring fee for test sets - UTS answer sheets ($10.00 each) - This charge applies to each test set scored when the answer sheets used are purchased from UTS. For example, the charge for scoring a test with 300 answer sheets in one test set is $10.00. The charge for scoring the same test with 300 answer sheets, but four test sets for four different versions is $40.00 for scoring the entire exam.

Organizing or modifying ($75.00 per hour) - This charge applies to exams that are summited for scoring without being properly organized or without complete ID's. Instructors may organize the exam before submitting it for scoring or have UTS organize it as a billed service. Additional information about the required organization and ID's is available on the UTS website.

Standard Analysis Reports ($1.00 for each report) - For each test set scored, UTS will email one Excel report with student names, UGA ID's, raw score, and responses to questions. Additional reports can be emailed for an additional fee. Examples:

1. Individual Test Results report that includes student names, raw score, high score in class, low score in class, and median score. This report may be sorted by name or ID number.

2. Individual Item Response report that includes student name, raw score, and responses to each question on the exam.

3. Item Analysis report that allows users to analyze each question of a test and evaluate test difficulty.

4. Relative Frequency Distribution using a bar graph to allow users to quickly determine the percentage of students achieving particular raw scores for a test.

5. Test Score Distribution report that allows users to compare raw scores to various types of standard scores and distributions.


Ordering of Scantrons for Service

Forms for Scoring and Evaluation services are purchased through UTS using a UGA account number There is no additional cost for scoring or reports; there is a nominal fee for evaluation service.

Two types of Scantrons are used in our system

1. Form 229627, data can be sorted by individual ID. There are spaces for 60 questions with five responses to each question.

2. Form 229633, data can be sorted by individual name and ID. There are spaces for 200 questions with five responses to each question.

To order scantron sheets, complete this order form and email it to our office. The forms come in boxes of 500 and cases of 2500. Departmental account number must be provided when order is placed. Forms are generally shipped Campus Mail. Pick up can be arranged, we do not deliver.


Forms and Instructions

Complete steps for using UTS scoring services

Step 1: Administer the Test

- Use No. 2 pencil only.

- Fill in the Identification # the Student ID beginning with 810 starting in column A. The last column can be left blank.

- Make dark marks that completely fill the ovals.

Please note that a unique Identification Number is required for all students. If this field is left blank, the scanner will not grade the test.


Step 2: Complete the Answer Key

The Answer Key is the form that identifies all of the correct answers for the questions on the test. The form is the same form used by students for their answer sheets. The scanner differentiates between the Answer Key and other answer sheets using two fields on the sheet:

Last Name
Enter either the instructor's last name or the word "Key" in this field.

Identification #
Enter 01 in the first two columns (A and B). Then, enter the number of questions in the last three columns (H, I, and J). The number of questions must be three digits. For example, a 35-question test becomes 035. This field MUST be completed in order for the test to be graded.

After completing these two sections, fill in the correct answers to the test questions. A correct answer can be indicated in the following ways:

- One Response Marked
This mark is the only correct answer. Any answer other than the one marked is considered incorrect, including no response.

- All Responses Marked
Any response marked for this question is acceptable and considered correct. No response marked is considered incorrect.

- No Response Marked
The question is ignored. The answer is not marked correct or incorrect, and is not used in calculating the student's score. Be sure not to include the question in the question count used in the Identification Number field.


Step 3: Prepare the Tests for Grading

In order for the scanner to correctly scan and score the test forms, the tests must be placed in this order: answer key, and student answer sheets. All sheets must be face up with all of the black tic ID marks facing the same direction. Bind the test together, or place it in a campus mailer, and bring the test to University Testing Services, Clark Howell Hall.

Below is a brief description of the types of reports that we offer. If you need more information on these reports please email and request an information packet on test reports.

The tests will be returned to the instructor along with six printed reports:

1. Individual Test Results - lists raw scores, percentages, and percentile for each individual taking the test.

2. Individual Item Response Report - lists the answer key at the top of the page followed by the responses the student made to every test question. One sheet per student will be generated (to be handed back to the student) unless the test is a final exam.

3. Item Analysis Report - provides an analysis of how the test population answered each test question. It displays the responses to each test question, the number of responses in the upper and lower quarters and total population, and the total percentages of responses for each answer. The Discrimination Index and Difficulty Factor for each response are listed as well as the Kuder Richardson 20 and Kuder Richardson 21 values for the entire test.

4. Relative Frequency Distribution Report - provides a graphic representation of the percentage of the total test population that achieved each score. The report lists each test score, how many respondents achieved that score (frequency), the local percentile for each score, and a graph showing a set of asterisks each representing 2% of the test group.

5. Absolute Frequency Distribution Report - provides a graphic representation of the number of respondents that achieved each score. The report lists each test score, how many respondents achieved that score (frequency), the local percentile for each score, and a graph showing a set of asterisks each representing one respondent.

6. Test Score Distribution Report - provides a comparison of raw scores and percentages against standard Z-Scores, T-Scores, and stanines.

Data collected may be transferred in ASCII format to 3.5" floppy diskette, loaded onto a USB device or emailed to you - user must provide formatted diskette or USB device We will convert this to an excel file that is sorted by name or student ID. This excel report will contain the students name if the large form is used, the student ID, the raw score,

number correct and the individual responses from students.
 

Example of excel file using form 229627
 

Example of excel file using form 229633
 

Turnaround time for the above services is normally one working day. Scan forms must be delivered to the University Testing Services, Room 145, Clark Howell Hall, during office hours. Office hours are 8:30am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
 

If you would like your printed reports mailed back to you through campus mail please provide an envelope addressed to you.
 

If reports are not picked up within two weeks they will be mailed to you campus mail.

Exam results are processed in the order received. Please plan for 24 hour service. Other arrangements may be arranged with Carol Alexander.

Research data are processed within 1-2 days.
 

Processing Schedule during Final Examination Period
 

Final Exam Scoring requires an appointment for same day service. Appointments can be made by email.

Testing Sites

Student Information

Exams in online courses may require online proctoring, face-to-face proctoring or no proctoring. More information about proctored exams is outlined below. Please review your course syllabus and/or contact your instructor for more information.


Online Proctoring

Online proctoring involves the use of technology to record student activity while taking an exam. It requires access to a computer with internet connectivity, a microphone, and a webcam. Online proctoring is available and being used in some online courses beginning in Summer 2013. Check your course syllabus to determine if online proctoring is being used in your course and/or ask your instructor. If online proctoring is being used for your exams, information regarding how to access the service and expectations associated with an approved test environment should appear in your course.


Face-to-Face Proctoring

A few online courses may require you to go to an approved testing site to be proctored in person during your exam. First, check your course syllabus to determine if your instructor will require face-to-face proctoring for any or all of your exams. If your instructor does require face-to-face proctoring, please complete the following steps:

  1. Face-to-Face proctoring will be administered at University Testing Services in Clark Howell Hall. This is the preferred testing site. If you are within 35 miles of the UGA Athens Campus you should make arrangements to test here.
     
  2. Review the list below of approved testing sites and locate one that is convenient to your location during the semester in which you are taking your online course.
  3. Submit the Student Face-to-Face Proctor Form to University Testing Services in order to initiate the process of confirming a testing site at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam.
     
  4. If you don't receive a confirmation of a testing location within a week of submitting your form, check with University Testing Services to confirm that they are working on scheduling your exam.


Support Hours

Support is available Monday-Friday from 8am - 5pm.

Note: Proctoring services online or face-to-face will incur a fee of at least $20 per exam.

Online Proctored Exam Statement

This statement outlines proctoring and exam security expectations for students when online-proctored exams are given in a course.


Standards

Cheating on exams is contrary to both academic integrity standards and to ethical standards as articulated in A Culture of Honesty.

Online-proctored exams are proctored using Examity, the online testing solution. Students taking online-proctored exams are required to use this system.


Process

Examity, the online testing solution, will be used with online-proctored exams as instructed by faculty.

Students are required to establish identity following the procedures outline in the Examity instructions provided at the beginning of a test session.

Students are responsible for self-testing the functionality of the system well in advance of all online proctored exams in their courses so that any troubleshooting that is required can be accomplished. Check with your instructor for available practice exams.


Test Environment Requirements

The online testing environment should mimic an 'in class' testing environment, and must conform to the following:

  • A quiet, secure, fully lighted room for the exam
  • No other people in the room
  • No communicating with anyone with the exception of contact with a faculty member or support staff if an emergency occurs
  • No cell phone use is allowed for any purpose
  • No leaving the room
  • Nothing except computer and external cameras on the desktop or tabletop - removal of all books, papers, notebooks, or other materials, unless specifically permitted in written guidelines for a particular exam
  • External cameras (webcams) should be placed on the lid of the laptop or where it will have a constant, uninterrupted view of the test taker
  • No writing on desk or on walls
  • No music playing
  • No additional monitors or computers running in the exam room
  • No headphones or ear buds allowed
  • No accessing materials within other computer applications such as browser searches on the web

Have the webcam correctly situated:

  • Webcam must be focused on the individual taking exam at all times.
  • Nothing may cover the lens of the camera at any time during the exam.
  • Lighting must be "daylight" quality. Overhead lighting is preferred. If overhead lighting is not possible, the light source should not be behind the student.

Examity, the online testing solution, works with a webcam and microphone either built-in or attached to the computer. These devices identify the student and capture video and audio throughout the exam and upload it to a secure server. This video will be used for the purpose of establishing if any suspicious activity occurred during the test. When possible academic dishonesty is observed, the instructor will be provided a copy of the video.

Wherever the student chooses to take the exam, the testing environment should resemble a traditional proctored exam environment.


Suspected Violations

All exam videos can and will be reviewed by the course instructor. When suspected violations of the academic honesty policy occur, appropriate procedures are in place to protect the integrity of the academic process while ensuring due process. The University of Georgia's academic honesty policy and procedures, A Culture of Honesty, may be found at: honesty.uga.edu.

Online Course Exams - Information for Faculty

Best Practices

Providing a uniform approach to testing for all your students is a best practice. The only exception to this approach would be providing accommodations for students with special needs. Students who register for online courses expect that the courses will accommodate them at their locations, unless specifically communicated otherwise. Students participating in internships, studying abroad, or just returning home for the summer are the types of students we expect to be interested in this flexible course delivery option. Creating a testing option in Athens at no charge and administered by you or someone in your department may be perceived as inequitable by those who cannot avail themselves of this testing solution.


Online Proctoring

Online proctoring involves the use of technology to record student activity while taking an exam. It requires the access to a computer with internet connectivity, a microphone, and a webcam. Online proctoring is available and being used in some online courses beginning in Summer 2013. If you are interested in having your exams proctored using the online proctoring service, please complete the steps outlined below.

  1. To prepare your students:
    1. Provide the UGA Online Proctored Exam Statement.
    2. Provide the Student Quick Guide.
    3. Review the Instructor Quick Guide.
    4. Provide Students with Examity Pricing Info:
      • Student Pricing (one hour exam)
      • Level AA - $5.00 per student per examination
      • Level 0 - $10.00 per student per examination
      • Level 1 - $12.50 per student per examination
      • Level 2 - $15.00 per student per examination
      • Level 3 - $17.50 per student per examination
         
      • Additional hours are $7.00 per student per examination for level 3, $5 for level 2 and $3 for level 1. In addition, Services which are scheduled within 24 hours of the examination shall result in an additional charge of $5.00 per hour (per student per examination). Full payment will be required for any no-shows. Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of an examination will result in a $5.00 charge per occurrence.
    5. Remind them on several occasions prior to the first official exam about your exam expectations (i.e. opened book vs. closed book).
  2. To schedule your exam:
    1. Contact Sarah Massey at smassey@examity.com
    2. Provide Sarah with the Course Name and Course ID
    3. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 or utsool@uga.edu with any questions.


Face-to-Face Proctoring

A few online courses may require students to go to an approved testing site to be proctored in person during the exam. Generally, if your exam can be administered within eLC, you can utilize the online proctoring service. However, if your exams require students to provide you hand-written notes to show their work, you may require a face-to-face proctored exam.

If you will be requiring face-to-face proctoring for your exams, please complete the steps outlined below.

  1. To prepare your students, communicate the following information in your syllabus:
    < >Inform students of the number of exams to be administered using this approach.Encourage students to review the list of approved testing sites and locate one that is convenient to their location during the semester in which they are taking your online course.Inform students that a cost will be associated with using the proctoring service from the approved testing site of their choice and that the cost varies and is determined by testing site.Instruct students to complete this form for University Testing Services to make arrangements with the testing site of their choice. Students will need to be prepared to provide University Testing Services with the following information:Course name
  2. Instructor name
  3. Date chosen to take their exam (as outlined in the syllabus)
  4. Length/duration of the exam (as outlined in the syllabus)
  5. Preferred testing location(s)
  6. To schedule your exam(s).
    • Determine how many exams you will administer using this approach.
    • Contact University Testing Services to schedule your exams at smassey@examity.com.

Evaluation Services

UTS offers evaluation services to any Department or College on campus.  

To use our service you will need to purchase forms for the evaluations to be recorded on from UTS. These are the same forms used for test scoring and can be purchased by emailing scores@uga.edu. The form (229633) is used for evaluations and research surveys.

Images of Forms:

Form 229633 (Front)

Form 229633 (Back)

The only information gathered from this form for evaluations are the Identification field and the responses in fields 1-100

Below is a sample of the printed reports with information on how to read the reports that UTS provides for Evaluations.

This sample set of evaluation forms had 43 respondents total. There were five questions that each had five choices.

There were five separate sets in the evaluation sample, subset data is separated by filling in a left justified common number in the ID field of the answer sheet. Each Instructor, Lecturer, TA or class being evaluated is assigned a different number so that this data has a separate printed report that matches the number assigned. For best results, these numbers should be filled in before students are given the answer sheets to record their responses. This method clears up most errors in the reports. These numbers need to be a minimum of two digits long.

In Evaluation Report 1, you have the data for the entire set of forms for evaluation. This set is commonly referred to as “totals” since the field at the top of the page after “EVAL 2009, Code:” is blank. The report gives the average of all forms scanned and is often used to compare the percentages of the various sections in the set.

“Number of respondents” is 43; this is the number of forms scanned for this set. This evaluation set had five questions for the respondents to answer each with five choices.

At the top left hand of the page you will see “Question Number”, just below this are the results for the five questions labeled 1-5.
 
Across the top
(----- 1-----) (-----2-----) (-----3-----) (-----4-----) (-----5-----) (- OMITS -)
          N per         N per         N per        N per         N per           N   per     

These numbers (1-5) show the data for the choices of the questions in the columns below.
“N” stands for number of respondents who choose this answer “per” is the percent of respondents that chose this answer. 

On the top right you will see the Mean calculation below the word “Mean” and next to that the “Standard Deviation”. 

These are calculated using the formula below. 

Please see the formula below used in our program for standard deviation. It is divided up into 3 steps. I also plugged in the numbers for Question #1 from the Response Summary dated 05/11/05 to calculate the standard deviation. We can discuss further if needed.
Al Hardy (Many Thanks to Al!) translated the formula from the program for us. 
 
1. Compute Mean. In the case of Question #1, the Mean is 1.34. 
 
2. Compute Variance: 
Variance =      (1 - Mean) x (1 - Mean) x (#1 occurrences) + 
                 (2 - Mean) x (2 - Mean) x (#2 occurrences) + 
                (3 - Mean) x (3 - Mean) x (#3 occurrences) + 
                (4 - Mean) x (4 - Mean) x (#4 occurrences) + 
                (5 - Mean) x (5 - Mean) x (#5 occurrences) divided by the 
                Total occurrences for question #1 (126). 
 
         =     (1 - 1.34) x (1 - 1.34) x (92) + 
                (2 - 1.34) x (2 - 1.34) x (28) + 
                (3 - 1.34) x (3 - 1.34) x (4)  + 
                (4 - 1.34) x (4 - 1.34) x (1)  + 
                (5 - 1.34) x (5 - 1.34) x (1)  divided by 126. 
 
         =      .1156 x 92 + 
                .4356 x 28 + 
                2.7556 x 4 + 
                7.0756 x 1 + 
                13.3956 x 1    divided by 126 
 
         =      10.6352 + 12.1968 + 11.0224 + 7.0756 + 13.3956 divided by 126. 
 
         =      54.3256 divided by 126 = .43115555 
Variance =      .43115555 
 
3. Compute Standard Deviation     = Square Root of Variance 
                                  = square root of .43115555 
                                  = .65662435 or .66 rounded 
 
So the Standard Deviation for Question #1 is .66 
 
In Evaluation Report 2, the Space after EVAL 2009, Code: is blank. These are called errors. This is due to the ID numbers not being bubbled in. The program cannot attach this set of data to any of the subsets.  

In Evaluation Report 3, the results for the subsets with the correctly filled in ID numbers that identify the separate sections to be evaluated.  

If you add the totals after “Number of respondents” along with the error you will have the total number of respondents as seen in the first report (Evaluation Report 1).

Please call or email Carol Alexander if you have any questions about the evaluation services that we offer. Training sessions are available for any departments interested in using our service. 

Exam Prep

To browse the full list of exams, click on the link to RegisterBlast below. You will be taken to a CAS authentication page, where you will log in with your UGA MYID and password, and the proceed into the RegisterBlast site, where you may search and register for exams. 

 

Find more information about each exam below:

History Exam

Constitution Exam

Math Exemption Exam

College of Engineering Personal Statement of Purpose

Grady College Written Statement of Interest

Terry College Accounting Exam Practice Questions

What Does My Placement Test Score Mean?

Register for an Exam

You will be redirected to the RegisterBlast site, where you will receive instructions on logging in and signing up.

University Testing FAQs

Where is University Testing Services Located?
We are located in Clark Howell Hall, at 825 S. Lumpkin Street. For details, see our Directions and Parking page.


Where do I park?
Visitors should park in one of the pay facilities located throughout campus during permit enforcement hours. Pay by the hour facilities are located in the North Deck, Tate Center Deck, South Deck, Carlton Street Deck, Hull Street Deck, and East Deck for short term parking. Daily fees are $4 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour not to exceed $10 per day.


Does UTS validate parking?
UTS does not validate parking.


How do I schedule an appointment?
Click here to schedule an appointment.


What type of payment does UTS accept?
UTS can accept checks, cash, credit cards, and debit cards.


What do I need to bring with me?
All exams require a government issued photo identification such as a UGA ID card, state driver's license or passport.


What are acceptable forms of photo identification?
An acceptable identification would be a government issued photo identification such as a UGA ID card, state driver's license or passport. Check cashing cards, picture credit cards, Sam's cards are not acceptable forms of photo identification.

Register for an Exam

You will be redirected to the RegisterBlast site, where you will receive instructions on logging in and signing up.

Resources

University Testing Services does not endorse any test preparation courses and has no information on the content or efficacy of test preparation courses designed to prepare examinees to take an exam. However, there are resources on campus to help students prepare for exams including strategies and anxiety.

UGA Writing Center

The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction at the University of Georgia. Their mission is to provide entering and continuing UGA students a wide range of services to support their academic efforts. Please visit the DAE website for more information regarding: Quick Study Tips

Tutoring

Student Success Workshops

Milledge Hall Learning Center

The Political Science Department provides information on exam preparation, structure and sample questions for the Georgia and U.S. Constitution exams.

The History Department provides information on exam preparation, structure and study guide for the Georgia and U.S. History exam.

Saturday National Testing

Saturday National Testing

For more information regarding registration, deadlines, test prep and scores please visit the exam's website.


ACT

The American College Testing is a national college admissions examination. The exam consists of four subject area--English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. ACT Plus Writing includes the four subjects plus a 30-mintue Writing Test.

ACT Website


GRE Subject

The Graduate Record Exam Subject scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study.

GRE Subject Website


LSAT

The Law School Admissions Test is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year. All American Bar Association-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT as part of their admission process.

LSAT Website


MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam is a 60-question, two-hour-and-five-minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year. The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but four U.S. jurisdictions and passing scores are established by each jurisdiction.

MPRE Website


SAT and SAT Subject

The Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test Subject Test scores are accepted by nearly every college in America as a part of its admissions process.

SAT Website

Online Course Exams - Student Info

Student Information

Exams in online courses may require online proctoring, face-to-face proctoring or no proctoring. More information about proctored exams is outlined below. Please review your course syllabus and/or contact your instructor for more information.


Online Proctoring

Online proctoring involves the use of technology to record student activity while taking an exam. It requires access to a computer with internet connectivity, a microphone, and a webcam. Check your course syllabus to determine if online proctoring is being used in your course and/or ask your instructor. If online proctoring is being used for your exams, information regarding how to access the service and expectations associated with an approved test environment should appear in your course.


Face-to-Face Proctoring

A few online courses may require you to go to an approved testing site to be proctored in person during your exam. First, check your course syllabus to determine if your instructor will require face-to-face proctoring for any or all of your exams. If your instructor does require face-to-face proctoring, please complete the following steps:

  1. Face-to-Face proctoring will be administered at University Testing Services in Clark Howell Hall. This is the preferred testing site. If you are within 35 miles of the UGA Athens Campus you should make arrangements to test here.  Please click here to schedule your testing appointments at UGA.
     
  2. If you will be more than 35 miles away from UGA campus, please review the list below of approved testing sites and locate one that is convenient to your location during the semester in which you are taking your online course.
  3. Contact the school you have selected to schedule your appointments with them.
  4. Submit the Student Face-to-Face Proctor Form to University Testing Services in order to initiate the process of confirming a testing site at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam only if you are planning to test at another institution besides UGA.
     
  5. If you don't receive a confirmation of a testing location within a week of submitting your form, check with University Testing Services to confirm that they are working on scheduling your exam.


Support Hours

Support is available Monday-Friday from 8am - 5pm.

Note: Proctoring services for face-to-face testing will incur a fee of at least $20 per exam.

Prometric Testing and Assessment Exams

Prometric Testing Center logo

In the event of inclement weather, University Testing Services will follow any operational changes, including closings or delayed openings, established by the University of Georgia. During closings or delayed openings, we will be unable to administer tests scheduled though our testing partners, including Prometric. Please check the UGA home page at www.uga.edu for announcements about closings during inclement weather. You can find more information about UGA’s inclement weather policy http://uga.edu/weather_policy.

Academic and Professional Licensure & Certification exams are offered through Prometric Testing and Assessment. Among the hundreds of exams offered, CPA exams, DAT (ADA), FINRA exams, GRE, and the TOEFL iBT exams are some of the most popular exams taken at the University Testing Services Center.

A more extensive list of exams, registration and fee information and FAQ is available at the Prometric website.

Exam Details

General Information

To Schedule your appointment online, please Login using your UGA MyID and password; click the "Edit" tab to enter your profile information, then click the “Book Exam” tab to select your exam. Make sure to bring your email confirmation to your scheduled appointment.

Picture Identification is required for all exams. Please make sure you bring an acceptable ID. If you are not sure if we will accept your ID, please call us for more information.please 

Acceptable IDs: valid state driver's license, student ID or passport.

Not accepted: check cashing cards, picture credit cards, Sam's cards, etc.

Computer-based exams require an appointment. We recommend that appointments are made for pencil-based exams.

Fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card.

If you require accommodations with placement testing due to a disability, please register with the Disability Resource Center, 706-542-8719, prior to scheduling your exam.  You must present your accommodations letter prior to starting your test.


Refund Policy

We do not issue refunds.

For information on the following exams, please visit our Prometric Testing and Assessment page.

For information on Placement Exams, please visit our Placement Exams page.

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Orientation Testing FAQs

Do I need to take placement test(s) before Freshman Orientation?
Usually students need to take Math, English, and a Foreign Language. Please see exemptions for placement tests on the following links:


If I am required to take a placement test, should I take it before my Orientation Sessions?
Yes, the earlier you take the placement tests, the easier your advising session will be.  If you take your placement tests on or before the first day of orientation, your advisor will have your placement test scores when you meet with them on the second day of orientation.


What is on the Math placement test?
The math department advises all students needing math at UGA to take the Math placement exam to ensure you are placed appropriately.

Please click on the following link: Math Placement Test Topics


Is MATH 1113 required on my transcript in order to register for CHEM 1211+L?
Yes. If your transcript (AP/dual-enrollment/etc…) has not been received you will not be able to register for CHEM 1211. However, if you take the Math placement test and exempt Math 1113, you will be able to register.


Can I place out of English 1101 and/or English 1102 or earn course credit?
Yes. Please click on the following link: English Placement Exam Exceptions


I have AP credit but UGA does not have record of my AP scores before my Orientation session. Do I need to take placement tests?
Classes fill up quickly. If you want to register while at orientation, you should take the test. UGA will use the highest score for placement.


Is there one Foreign Language Department?
No. Foreign languages are in many different departments. If you plan to register for a foreign language course, and you have two years of a foreign language on your transcript, you are advised to take the foreign language placement test in the language you took in high school. Click here to determine which language and area of study you might need.

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Exceptions

Math Placement

Math Placement Exceptions

English First Year Composition Policies

English Placement Exam Exceptions

Foreign Language Placement Exam Exceptions

Writing Sample

This Essay is used to determine your placement in English courses.

Cost: 
$11.50

Test Availability:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Test Length:
60 minutes

Results:
Test results may take up to two weeks before they are posted in the Student Information System. Results can be obtained through Student's Academic Advising College or the Division of Academic Enhancement.

Further Information:
The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) offers tutoring in many different subject areas.

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Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Algebra Placement Exam

Cost: 
$11.50

Test Availability:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Test Length:
30 minutes

Results:
Available within a week from Student's academic advising unit or the Division of Academic Enhancement. 

You should be able to find your placement test scores on Athena. To access your scores:

  • Visit the Athena website at athena.uga.edu.
  • Log in using your MyID and password.
  • Click on the middle "Student" tab.
  • Click on the second link for "Student Records."
  • Click on the final link for "View Test Scores."

If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, click through to the Placement Score Request form.

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You will be redirected to the RegisterBlast site, where you will receive instructions on logging in and signing up.

Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Math Placement Exam

A 26-question test administered during Orientation and at UTS is used to determine placement in mathematics courses. Students who score between 12 and 15 will exempt MATH 1101 (Mathematical Modeling) and may enroll in MATH 1113 (Pre-calculus).

Students who score 16 or higher will exempt MATH 1113 and may begin their University studies with MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 (Differential Calculus). No credit is given for exempted courses, but exemption of MATH 1113 or MATH 1101 may satisfy Core and/or Degree requirements.

Please note: Math Placement may only be taken once.

Transfer Students with math courses that DID NOT transfer as equivalent to UGA courses are strongly recommended to take the math placement test. No credit is given for exempted courses, but exemption of MATH 1113 or MATH 1101 may satisfy core and/or degree requirements.

Cost: 
$28.50

Test Availability:
The exam is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Test Length:
45 minutes

Results:
Exams administered through Tuesday are scored on Wednesday. Results are available on Athena the following Monday. 

You should be able to find your placement test scores on Athena. To access your scores:

  • Visit the Athena website at athena.uga.edu.
  • Log in using your MyID and password.
  • Click on the middle "Student" tab.
  • Click on the second link for "Student Records."
  • Click on the final link for "View Test Scores."

If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, click through to the Placement Score Request form.

Further Information:
If you are currently taking a UGA Math class, you are not eligible to take the Math Exemption Exam.
Course Challenges: For information on course challenges in calculus and higher, please contact the Associate Department Head, 706-542-3882, or visit the UGA Mathematics Department.

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Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Math Placement Exceptions

The Mathematics Department strongly advises students to take the math placement exam. The department also asks that students take the exam seriously and review basic algebra and trigonometry before the exam. You will have only one attempt at the exam, and your math placement and possible exemption of a core course depend on your results. Students who receive AP credit for calculus on the Calculus AB or BC exams do not need to take the exam. For a list of topics covered on the exam, see the department's preparation page.

The math departmental placement exam only places students into math classes and does not award credit.

All students who have not earned credit in or exempted MATH 1113 are strongly recommended to take the math departmental placement exam. Calculators are not permitted for this exam.

Students may have earned credit in or exempted MATH 1113 by:

  • Scoring 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB exam or the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Scoring 6 or higher on the IB Higher Level Mathematics exam
  • Earning dual enrollment credit in MATH 1113

The math placement exam consists of 26 questions. The cost of the math placement exam is $28.50, and the exam lasts 60 minutes.

Depending on your score on the math placement exam, you may be required to take the Algebra Supplement. If you are required to take the Algebra Supplement, you will be notified by email or letter and may come back to campus during the summer to take the supplement or wait until your first semester.

If you have any questions about credit, exemptions, or preparation for the math placement exam, please contact the Mathematics Department at (706) 542-2211.

If you have any questions about scheduling a placement exam, please contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183.

If you are currently taking a UGA Math class, you are not eligible to take the Math Exemption Exam.

Exemption Exams Score Breakdown

The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) offers a variety of academic support services for both entering and continuing students that are designed to promote the retention, progression, and graduation of all UGA students. For more information about these services, please go to dae.uga.edu.

The English department and the Division of Academic Enhancement require students with certain high school GPAs and test scores to take placement testing to determine the appropriate course level for the student. The Mathematics department requires ALL first year and transfer students to take their placement test to determine the appropriate course level for the student.

Please click the subject for specific information regarding placement testing:

Students who used French or Spanish to satisfy their CPC foreign language requirement will not be allowed to register for 1001 in that language. If those students do not exempt 1001 and 1002, they must be placed into 1110.

Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.


Mathematics Placement Test Scores

Score UGA Exemption Placement
12-15 MATH 1101 (0 hours) MATH 1113
16+ MATH 1113 (0 hours) MATH 2200 or 2250

 


English Placement Test Scores

Score UGA Exemption Placement
>=22 (part 1/mech.) &
>=20 (part 2/rhetoric)
ENGL 1101 (3) ENGL 1102

 


French Placement Test Scores

Raw Score UGA Exemption Placement
0-25 none 1110
26-41 1002 (4) 2001 or 2120H
42-57 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
58-64 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010 or 3010H

 


German Placement Test Scores

Raw Score UGA Exemption Placement
0-11 none 1001
12-17 none 1110
18-24 1001 (0) 1002, 1110
24-33 1001 (0) & 1002 (4) 2001 or 2140H
34-41 1001 (0) & 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
42-55 1001 (0) & 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010 or 3070

 


Italian Placement Test Scores

Score UGA Exemption Placement
-19 None 1001
20-33 1001 (0) 1002
34-47 1002 (4) 2001
49-55 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
56-71 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010

Spanish Placement Test Scores

Raw Score UGA Exemption Placement
0-45 none 1110
46-60 1002 (4) 2001 or 2120
61-72 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
73-77 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010

Latin Placement Test Scores

Raw Score UGA Exemption Placement
-27 none 1001
28-34 1001 (0) 1002
35-51 1002 (4) 2001
52-69 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
70-82 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010

Note: Number in Parentheses indicates hours awarded.

Foreign Language Placement Exams

This test is required of all incoming freshmen who had foreign language in high school and wish to continue that same language in college. This exam is used for placement and may only be attempted once. All tests are 60 minutes and vary in the number of questions (maximum 100). A student cannot register for the foreign language that was used to satisfy the CPC requirement unless a test score is on file from either Departmental testing, the College Board SAT II or the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

Languages Covered: French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish. For all other languages, please call the department.

Cost: 
$28.50/each

Test Availability:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Test Length:
60 minutes

Results:
Exams administered through Tuesday are scored on Wednesday. Results are available on Athena the following Monday. Please see Foreign Language Score Breakdown and Placement Listings for more information. 

You should be able to find your placement test scores on Athena. To access your scores:

  • Visit the Athena website at athena.uga.edu.
  • Log in using your MyID and password.
  • Click on the middle "Student" tab.
  • Click on the second link for "Student Records."
  • Click on the final link for "View Test Scores."

If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, click through to the Placement Score Request form.

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You will be redirected to the RegisterBlast site, where you will receive instructions on logging in and signing up.

Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Foreign Language Placement Exam Exceptions

Students will not be allowed to register for 1001 in the same foreign language they studied in high school. A foreign language placement exam is required for students who plan to continue studying the same foreign language in college that they studied in high school. These exams are used for placement. Students may earn credit or exempt courses depending on how they perform on the exams. Exams may only be attempted once. If those students do not exempt 1001 and 1002, they must be placed into 1110. University Testing Services offers exams in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. For exams in other languages, please contact the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences for a list of individual departments to contact.

For more information about previously earned credit, please see the following links:

Your advisor can help you determine the appropriate course to take if you wish to continue in the same language.

The cost of the foreign language placement exams is $28.50, and the exams last 60 minutes and vary in the number of questions. Please see Foreign Language Score Breakdown and Placement Listings for more information about scores for this exam and placement.

If you have any questions about scheduling a placement exam, please contact University Testing Services at (706)542-3183

English Placement Exams

This test contains 60 questions and lasts 55 minutes. Based on the results, a student may be required to complete the Writing Sample Test or placed in either UNIV 1115, ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102. If they are placed in ENGL 1102, they have exempted ENGL 1101 and will receive credit. The test can only be attempted once.

The English Placement Test consists of two parts, mechanics and rhetoric. A score of 22 (part 1) and 20 (part 2) will place students in English 1102 and give them three hours of credit for English 1101.

Cost: 
$28.50

Test Availability:
The exam is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Test Length:
55 minutes

Results:
Exams administered through Tuesday are scored on Wednesday. Results are available on Athena the following Monday. 

You should be able to find your placement test scores on Athena. To access your scores:

  • Visit the Athena website at athena.uga.edu.
  • Log in using your MyID and password.
  • Click on the middle "Student" tab.
  • Click on the second link for "Student Records."
  • Click on the final link for "View Test Scores."

If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, click through to the Placement Score Request form.

Further Information: 
English Placement Exam Exceptions

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Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Placement Score Request

Placement Score Request Form

If you are unable to access your scores from your Athena Account, complete and submit the form below:
 
Fill out my online form.

English Placement Exam Exceptions

The English Departmental Placement exam gives students the opportunity to earn credit in ENGL 1101 and could place them into ENGL 1102.

Do I need to take the English Placement Exam?
If you meet one of the following criteria, you do not need to take the English Placement Exam:

  • Scored 590 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading Test; OR
  • Scored 26 or higher on the ACT English Test

Can I place out of English 1101?
You may place out of English 1101 and receive three hours of credit if you:

  • Scored a 3 or 4 on the AP Literature & Composition or the AP Language & Composition exam;
  • Scored a 4, 5, or 6 on the IB High Level (HL) English exam;
  • Scored a 5, 6, or 7 on the IB Standard Level (SL) English exam;
  • Earn a score of 22 (part 1) and 20 (part 2) on the English Placement Exam

Can I place out of English 1102?
You may place out of both English 1101 and 1102 and receive six hours of credit if you:

  • Scored a 5 on the AP Literature & Composition or the AP Language & Composition exam
  • Scored a 7 on the IB High Level (HL) English exam
  • You earned dual enrollment credit in English 1101/ English 1102 or earned credit at another approved UGA institution

If you do not meet any of the above criteria, take the English placement exam.

The English placement exam consists of two parts, mechanics and rhetoric. The cost of the exam is $28.50, and this exam contains 60 questions and lasts 60 minutes.

Once I take the English Placement Exam, do I need to do anything else?
Students who are required to take the English Placement Exam and score below a certain level are required to take an additional timed Writing Sample for potential placement in a writing-focused class. Students will be notified by email or letter if additional testing is necessary.

* Students with an AP English score of 3 in either English Lit & Composition or English Language & Composition should consider taking the Departmental English Placement Test and discuss the results with their Academic Advisor to further analyze their strengths in English mechanics and rhetoric and their preparedness for ENGL1102.

AP Score Language & Composition Credit Earned: Placement
3 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
4 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
5 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours)
ENGL 1102(3 credit hours)
 

 

AP Score Lit & Composition Credit Earned: Placement
3 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
4 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
5 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours)
ENGL 1102(3 credit hours)
 

 

Students with an IB English High Level score of 4 or Standard Level score of 5 should consider taking the Departmental English Placement Test and discuss the results with their Academic Advisor to further analyze their strengths in English mechanics and rhetoric and their preparedness for ENGL1102.

IB Level and Score English placement ** Placement
HL4 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
HL5 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
HL6 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
HL7 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours)
ENGL 1102 (3 credit hours)
 
SL5 * ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
SL6 * ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) ENGL 1102
SL7 * ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours)  

 

English Placement Test CAN give credit hours
AP & IB tests CAN give credit hours
ACT & SAT tests DO NOT

If you have any questions about credit and exemptions for the English placement exam, please contact the English Department at (706) 542-1261. If you have any questions about scheduling a placement exam, please contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183

Placement Tests

Welcome to the University of Georgia and to University Testing Services (UTS)!

You can schedule your pre-orientation placement exam(s) any time prior to the first day of your orientation session at UTS or take your placement exam(s) during or after orientation.

Based on your scores in AP or IB credit, you could be exempt from placement exams. Please see the appropriate exam links under the specific placement exams listed below for more information regarding AP and IB scores for credit. Your scores will be used by your academic advisor to accurately place you in a variety of courses. Placement exam results can allow you to select a wider variety of courses during your first semester. These scores will lead to an easier registration process.

Please make sure you register for a date and time in which you are able to commit. We look forward to serving you!

If you would like to take your placement exam(s) prior to your orientation session, please Login using your UGA MyID and password; click the "Edit" tab to enter your profile information, then click the “Book Exam” tab to select your exam. Make sure to bring your email confirmation and photo ID to your scheduled appointment.

If you require accommodations with placement testing due to a disability, please register with the Disability Resource Center, 706-542-8719, prior to scheduling your exam.  You must present your accommodations letter prior to starting your test.


Please bring the following on the day of your exam:

  • Government issued picture ID
  • If paying on-site with a credit card, the card holder must be present.


Cost of Exams:

Students are responsible for placement exam fees which are payable by cash, credit/debit card, or check.

English Placement Exam $28.50
Math Placement Exam $28.50
Foreign Language Placement Exams $28.50
   
   
   


Refund Policy

We do not issue refunds.

 

English Placement Exam

Please use the following links to determine if you are required to take the English Placement Exam and information about the exam.


Foreign Language Placement

All incoming UGA students are strongly encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam for language(s) studied in high school or elsewhere. Our office offers exams in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. If a placement exam is needed in a different language, students should contact the department offering that language for placement information.

Please use the following links to determine if you are required to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam and information about the exam.


Math Placement Exams

Please use the following links to determine if you are required to take the Math Placement Exam and information about the exam. 

Placement Exam Score Request

If you have already completed a placement exam and wish to receive your score, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

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Mission Statement

University Testing Services supports and promotes the educational mission of the University by providing centralized testing and evaluation services for all students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

The University Testing Services adheres to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines to maintain the integrity of the organization.


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  • Academic honesty is crucial to the reputation of the department. Students and clients are held to the highest possible standards.
  • Integrity of all instruments used is diligently maintained.
  • Individual rights and differences of students, staff, and faculty are acknowledged and respected.
  • Excellent customer service guides us in all affairs.
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  • Commitment to high employee morale is valued and enhanced through a comfortable work environment.
  • Client comfort is promoted through a welcoming and secure test environment.
  • Staff development is essential to the delivery of quality services and is an organizational priority.
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