Placement Tests

It is recommended that you complete any necessary placement exams before your advising appointment. If you have questions about which placement exams you should take, please review the information on our website. Further questions can be directed to uts@uga.edu.

English

The English placement exam will be given remotely through UTS utilizing ELC Respondus Monitor.  Registration is now open through our website.

Math

Beginning August 10th, UTS will resume proctoring the paper-based, credit-bearing math placement exam. Registration is now open.

The Math Department will continue to host the online ALEKS Placement Exam so that Exemptions can also be granted through this exam.  Exam info and registration can be found on the Math Department's website here.  Questions regarding the ALEKS exam should be directed to the math department.

Foreign Language

Placement tests for Spanish and French are offered via ELC Respondus Monitor.  You can register for these exams via our website.

Other language placement exams can be taken in-person through UTS by appointment only. Please register via our website.

Placement Exams in Respondus Monitor

Your placement exam will utilize ELC and Respondus Monitor. Before your testing date, please make sure that your computer’s microphone and webcam are working. If you are unsure if your computer or environment meet the requirements, please email uts@uga.edu at least 24 hours before your testing time so that we can help you troubleshoot.

If this is your first time using ELC, you may want to look through UGA’s Guide to ELC Quizzes. The basic instructions to get to your test are:

  1. Go to elc.uga.edu
  2. Choose the University Testing Services course
  3. Locate the Tools dropdown menu and go to Quizzes
  4. Navigate to the exam you need. A password will be provided before test day
  5. The instructions will prompt you to download Respondus Lockdown Browser. Please do so, then use your original browser to navigate back to the test page. Now, you will be able to follow the Respondus Monitor prompts to ready your space and take your exam. Please have an ID card ready. No other materials are allowed. To avoid issues with Respondus Monitor, please:
  • Clear your testing surface of all materials
  • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats that extend beyond the forehead
  • If using a notebook computer, place it on a firm surface like a desk or table, not your lap.
  • If the webcam is built into the screen, avoid making screen adjustments after the exam starts. A common mistake is to push the screen back, resulting in only the top portion of the face being recorded.
  • Don't lie down on a couch or bed while taking an exam. There is a greater chance you'll move out of the video frame or change your relative position to the webcam.
  • Don't take an exam in a dark room. If the details of your face don't show clearly during the webcam check, the automated video analysis is more likely to flag you as missing.
  • Avoid backlighting situations, such as sitting with your back to a window. The general rule is to have light in front of your face, not behind your head.
  • Select a distraction-free environment for the exam. Televisions and other people in the room can draw your attention away from the screen. Other people that come into view of the webcam may also trigger flags by the automated system.

Please take your placement exam at the date and time you registered for. If you need to reschedule your exam, please contact us prior to your exam time to do so. If you miss your test time, your seat will be forfeited and you’ll have to register and pay for another appointment.

We have created a practice quiz so that you can have experience with Respondus Monitor before your placement exam. It will be available to you as soon as you are added to ELC. Students are added to the ELC testing course the evening before their exams. If you have questions or run into issues, please email uts@uga.edu.

 

What Does My Placement Test Score Mean?

Math Placement

Math Placement Exceptions

English First Year Composition Policies

English Placement Exam Exceptions

Foreign Language Placement Exam Exceptions

Graduation Requirement Exams

UTS has created online versions of the history and constitution exams. Tests will be given via ELC and proctored via Zoom or Proctor360.  Please see the info below.

Proctored Exam Rules and Requirements

Before you take a proctored exam, make sure you know and understand the following computer and behavior requirements.

Computer and browser requirements

Note: You are responsible for making sure that the proctoring software works with your system before you take a proctored exam. Please familiarize yourself with the quiz function in ELC. You will be proctored by a member of the UTS staff using one of two technologies: Zoom or Proctor360. The technology and behavior requirements are the same. For Proctor360, you will receive a registration email the day before your exam that will walk you through a technology check. On the day of the exam, the program will do a room sweep. If Zoom is used for your exam, the proctor will walk you through the same steps.

ELC Quiz Directions for Students

Test Environment Rules

1. Before you begin the exam, the proctor will direct you through a webcam scan of the room where you will take the exam.

2. No other person is allowed to be present in the room nor enter the room while you are taking the proctored exam. Please communicate with family and roommates that you cannot be interrupted during your examination period. You must take your exam in a room with a closed door.

3. The lighting in the room must be bright enough to be considered “daylight” quality. Overhead lighting is preferred. If overhead lighting is not available, the source of light must not be behind you.

4. You must sit at a desk or table free from any paper, electronics, or other items not approved as testing materials.  You may not test sitting on the floor or in bed.

5. The desk or walls around you must be free from writing or other forms of text.

6. The room must be as quiet as possible. Sounds such as music or television are not permitted.

7. The following items must not be on your desk or used during your proctored exam unless expressly given permission as an accommodation:

· Books

· Paper

· Pens

· Calculators

· Textbooks

· Notebooks

· Phones

·Smartwatches

·Smoking/Vaping Materials

·Food and/or drink

If you are concerned that you may be unable to create a test environment meeting these requirements, please contact us at uts@uga.edu at least 24 hours before your test is scheduled. We will attempt to assist you in finding a way to create the appropriate environment.

Computer Requirements

1. The computer you are using to take the exam must not have more than one display or monitor. For example, if you usually use a laptop with a monitor connected, disconnect your monitor and use only the laptop screen.

2. You must close all other programs or windows on your testing computer before you begin the exam.

3. You must not use the following tools:

· Programs such as Excel, Word, or PowerPoint

· Communication programs such as Skype

· Any website page other than the exam window in your course

 

Behavior

1. You must verify your identity using a photo ID and your 81x number. Your UGA ID card is preferred.

2. You must not use headphones, ear buds, or any other type of listening equipment.

3. You must not communicate with any other person by any means.

4. You must not use a phone for any reason.

5. You must not leave the room during the exam for any reason unless explicitly given permission.

 

Before Your Testing Appointment

1. If you are an incoming freshman, please email us at uts@uga.edu as soon after scheduling your appointment as possible.  Your ELC account may not yet be created.  We can get your ELC account created, but it can take several days.  Please email us as soon as possible to confirm you have ELC access.

2.  UTS staff will add a new course to your ELC page titled University Testing Services on the morning of your exam.

3.  UTS staff will email you a Zoom link approximately 5 minutes before your exam time OR you will receive a Proctor360 registration email the day prior to the exam.

4.  Directly before your appointment time, please log into ELC using DuoMobile before removing your phone from the testing environment.

5.  Please access the Zoom link OR Proctor360 link prior to your exam time.

6.  The proctor will join you at or before your appointment time and direct you from there.

7.  If you run into any issues, email uts@uga.edu.

 

Additional Time or Accommodations

If you have a disability and need additional time or specific accommodations to take the exam, please request that your DRC Coordinator send over verification of eligibility for the requested accommodation before your exam. All accommodation requests for UGA-based exams must be approved by the UGA DRC: drc.uga.edu.

 

Consequences of Rule Violations

Any irregularities in the exam period will be reported to the department responsible for the exam and Academic Honesty.  All exams will be monitored and recorded. If suspicious behavior is observed, UTS staff may take screenshots or select video clips to review and share with the departmental testing contact, the testing company, and/ or Academic Honesty. Please review UGA’s Academic Honesty Policy and follow the guidelines it sets forth.  If you have questions about allowable materials on your exam, please contact uts@uga.edu prior to your exam.

 

History Exam Info

Constitution Exam Info

Graduation Requirement Exam FAQ

Register for an Exam

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

Fall 2020 Testing Updates

Computer screen with the words Service Continuity Information Resource Page displayed on it.

General Operations

UTS is open for limited in-person testing as of August 10th. Appointments are required in advance. Many exams will continue to be proctored online. Please continue reading this page or navigate to the test-specific page for details.

The best resource for ongoing campus-wide updates is https://www.uga.edu/coronavirus/info.php. UGA is updating this site often with new information.

To stay informed of the day-to-day status of Student Affairs and other student services and activities view the Student Affairs updates page.

The UTS staff is still available to provide support via email at uts@uga.edu or call 706-542-3183. If you are a student registered with the DRC, you can also email your disability services coordinator directly. Thank you for your understanding.

 

TEAS Exams

TEAS exams are available to be proctored remotely. You may register for the exam at atitesting.com

 

Standardized Testing

Saturday administrations of standardized testing through October 2020 have been cancelled. Please review the tests below and the contact information for each exam. You will receive emails from the testing companies with further instructions. 

ACT contact act.org

GRE Subject Tests 1-866-771-7670 or gre-info@ets.org

LSAT contact lsac.org

SAT contact ets.org

 

Prometric Testing 

Our Prometric Test Center is open at limited capacity. Our Prometric test center will be open 6 days per week to help meet the testing needs of the community.  All appointments must be booked through Prometric, UTS does not schedule Prometric exams.  Please visit prometric.com for the most current information or to schedule.  For questions regarding our Prometric Test Center you can email us at uts@uga.edu or call us in our Prometric test center at (706) 542-1376.

 

History and Constitution Exams 

UTS has created online versions of the graduation requirement exams and will continue to proctor them remotely in the fall. For more information and to schedule, please visit this page.

 

Departmental Entrance Exams 

For Terry students, registration for remote administration for the ETS Proficiency Profile and the Accounting exam is open via our website. Both tests will continue to be administered remotely.

The Grady College of Journalism Statement of Interest will be administered April 15th-August 31st via ELC. Registration is now open.

The College of Engineering’s Personal Statement of Purpose  will be administered via ELC September 2nd-October 9th. Registration is now open.

Placement Testing

It is recommended that you complete any necessary placement exams before your advising appointment. If you have questions about which placement exams you should take, please review the information on our website. Further questions can be directed to uts@uga.edu.

English

The English placement exam will be given remotely through UTS utilizing ELC Respondus Monitor.  Registration is now open through our website.

Math

Beginning August 10th, UTS will resume proctoring the paper-based, credit-bearing math placement exam. Registration is now open.  More info can be found here.

The Math Department will continue to host the online ALEKS Placement Exam so that Exemptions can also be granted through this exam.  Exam info and registration can be found on the Math Department's website here.  Questions regarding the ALEKS exam should be directed to the math department.

Foreign Language

Placement tests for Spanish and French are offered via ELC Respondus Monitor.  You can register for these exams via our website.

Other language placement exams can be taken in-person through UTS by appointment only. You can register for these exams via our website.

 

All Other Testing 

As the situation is constantly evolving, we are paying close attention to the guidance from state and federal officials, as well as testing companies. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our community. We will be posting updates as testing companies make announcements. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at uts@uga.edu with specific questions. We are here to help through this uncertain time. 

·         The TOEFL and GRE now have a remote testing option. Please visit ets.org for more information.

·         The Accuplacer is offering remote proctoring through our testing center. Please contact uts@uga.edu to schedule.

Graduation Requirement Exams FAQs

Am I required to take additional tests before graduation? 

Yes, the History and Constitution exams are required before graduation if you have not previously satisfied these graduation requirements by Class Credit, Dual Enrollment, or AP credit.  It is recommended that you have this graduation requirement completed the semester before you plan to graduate. If you are unsuccessful in passing the test, you have time to register for the class. 

 

How many times may I take the Constitution exam and the History exam? 

The Constitution exam may be taken two times.  The History exam may be taken five times. Both exams require a mandatory 7-day wait period before your retake.  Therefore, it is recommended that you begin working on these graduation requirements during your junior year.

 

What is the format for the History and Constitution exams?  

The Constitution exam is written by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA); it is split into two sections – GA and Federal. The History exam is written by the History department; one test with three parts. Each exam has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. 

 

Once I take the History or Constitution exam, how long does it take for my scores to post on Athena?  

The History and Constitution exams are scored and uploaded every Tuesday.  It can take up to one week after the upload for scores to appear in your Athena account.

 

What is a passing score for the History and Constitution exams? 

You must pass each section of both the History and Constitution exam.  Please see the actual scores below.

 

History passing scores:

Georgia   -  12 correct out of 20 questions
Pre 1877  -  24 correct out of 40 questions
Post 1877 - 24 correct out of 40 questions

 

Constitution passing scores:

GA Constitution - 30 correct out of 50 questions
US Constitution - 30 correct out of 50 questions

 

 

Is there a fee for the History and Constitution exams?

Yes, you must pay each time you take the history or constitution exams.  The history exam is $30 and the combined constitution exam is $45.  Individual constitution exams are $30 each.  You can schedule and pay for your exam at testing.uga.edu. You must bring your Photo ID to your appointment.

 

If I register and pay for a test only to realize afterward that I do not need to take it, can I get a refund? 

No. Make sure you want to take the test before you register and pay. UTS DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS.

Online Exam Registration

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.

Fall 2020 Update:

In an effort to minimize the amount of traffic in UTS, beginning Fall 2020 please drop off classroom exams to be scored at the UTS front desk.  If you need a scoring form to fill out, we can provide you with one at the front desk or you can print one here.  Please be sure to fill out the scoring intake form completely, including billing information.  Exams will be mailed back via campus mail immediately upon scoring completion rather than being filed in the filing cabinet.  Please provide a self addressed envelope for the exams to be mailed back or there will be a $5 mail back fee.  If you prefer your exams not to be mailed back, please note the date and time you plan to return to pick up your exams and we will have your exams waiting for you at the front desk.  Please contact jackiem@uga.edu with any questions.


Scoring of Classroom Tests

In order to support the initiative to replace social security numbers as identifiers University Testing Services suggests using the University ID number beginning with 81. 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)

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

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.  You can order these forms from Scantron.

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 with the answer key on top of the 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.

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.
 

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

Research data are processed within 1-2 days.
 

Processing Schedule during Final Examination Period
 

Final Exam scoring is done on a first come first served basis.

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.

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.

If I register and pay for a test only to realize afterward that I do not need to take it, can I get a refund? 

No. Make sure you want to take the test before you register and pay. UTS DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS.

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

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

Saturday administrations of standardized testing through October 2020 have been cancelled. Please review the tests below and the contact information for each exam. You will receive emails from the testing companies with further instructions

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

Prometric Testing and Assessment Exams

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Summer and Fall 2020:

Our Prometric Test Center is open at limited capacity.  Our Prometric test center will be open 6 days per week to help meet the testing needs of the community.  All appointments must be booked through Prometric, UTS does not schedule Prometric exams.  Please visit prometric.com for the most current information or to schedule.  For questions regarding our Prometric Test Center you can email us at uts@uga.edu or call us in our Prometric test center at (706) 542-1376.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I tested during Orientation.  How long will it take my Placement Exam scores to post in my Athena account?   

Ideally, scores are posted and ready for advisors on the second day of orientation and will post in your Athena account under “Test Scores.”

What do my placement test scores mean?

You can find a chart with this info here.

What is the cost for the placement tests?  

Placement tests cost $30.  Please schedule your exam by going to testing.uga.edu and pay online for you test. You must bring your Photo ID to your appointment.

May I retake a placement test? 

There are NO retakes on the Math and Foreign Language placement tests.  The English placement test may be retaken once if you miss the cut off score by one point and you receive written permission from the English Department.

Can I walk in to take a placement test without scheduling an appointment?  

No, appointments are required.

If I choose not to take a placement test during orientation may I take the test later in the year? 

Yes, placement tests are administered year round. You may register online for your appointment at testing.uga.edu

How long should I expect to wait before my score will appear on my Athena account?

When placement exams are taken throughout the year, the exams are scored and uploaded every Tuesday.  It can take up to one week after the upload for scores to appear on Athena.

Am I allowed to take the Math placement test?  

It is to your best interest to take the Math placement test before meeting with an advisor (unless you have dual-enrollment credit for Pre-Cal or you have AP credit exempting you from the placement test).  Once you register for a math class, you are no longer eligible to take the Math placement test.

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.

How do I request my accommodations for my placement tests?    

Register with the UGA’s Disability Resource Center at DRC.  You will be assigned a DRC counselor and he/she will assist you in receiving your accommodations for your placement tests. This must be done prior to scheduling your placement tests.

If my SAT or ACT scores exempt me from taking the English Placement Test, do I receive exemption credit? 

No. If you are exempt from the English Placement Test by your SAT or ACT scores, you will be placed into ENG 1101 with no exemption credit. 

Can I place out of English 1101?

Yes. You may place out of English 1101 and receive three hours of credit if you meet one of the following:

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


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.

If I register and pay for a test only to realize afterward that I do not need to take it, can I get a refund? 

No. Make sure you want to take the test before you register and pay. UTS DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS.

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Exceptions

Math Placement Exam

Beginning August 10th, UTS will resume proctoring the paper-based, credit-bearing math placement exam. Registration is now open.

The Math Department will continue to host the online ALEKS Placement Exam so that Exemptions can also be granted through this exam. Exam info and registration can be found on the Math Department's website here. Questions regarding the ALEKS exam should be directed to the math department.

Mathematics Exemption Test

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.  You must be a UGA student to register for this exam.

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: 
$30

Test Length:
1 hour

Results:
Exams are scored on Tuesday.  Once scored, it can then take up to a week for scores to be posted to Athena.

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. You should be aware that you cannot exempt the course via this exam if you have already enrolled in MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 at any institution. (In particular, you cannot withdraw from the course and then take the 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.

Register for an Exam

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

Placement Exam Score Request

Scores can take take about a week to post to Athena. If you have already completed a placement exam and it's been over a week and you don't see your score in Athena, 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
0-33 none 1110
34-46 1002 (4) 2001
47-58 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
59-62 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) & 2002 (3) 3010

 


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
0-35 none 1110
36-49 1002 (4) 2001
50-61 1002 (4) & 2001 (3) 2002
62-65 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.  You must be a UGA student to register for this exam.

Fall 2020

Placement tests for Spanish and French are offered via ELC Respondus Monitor.  You can register for these exams via our website.

Other language placement exams can be taken in-person in our testing center.  You can register for these exams via our website.

Cost: 
$30 each

Test Length:
1 hour

Results:
Exams are scored on Tuesday.  Once scored, it can then take up to a week for scores to be posted to Athena. 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.

Register for an Exam

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

Placement Exam Score Request

Scores can take take about a week to post to Athena. If you have already completed a placement exam and it's been over a week and you don't see your score in Athena, 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 60 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.  You must be a UGA student to register for this exam.

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: 
$30

Test Length:
1 hour

Results:
Exams are scored on Tuesday.  Once scored, it can then take up to a week for scores to be posted to Athena.

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

Register for an Exam

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

Placement Exam Score Request

Scores can take take about a week to post to Athena. If you have already completed a placement exam and it's been over a week and you don't see your score in Athena, fill out the Placement Exam Score Request form.

Placement Score Request

Placement Score Request Form

Exams are scored on Tuesday.  Once scored, it can then take up to a week for scores to be posted to Athena.  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 and will register for ENGL 1101:

  • Scored 590 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading Test/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section; 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 USG 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

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