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This page provides information on the various testing programs or processes offered at the University of West Florida. Hours and appointments will vary with each testing program. Information about how to schedule each exam is listed below. Contact testing@uwf.edu if you have additional questions.


CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. The CLEP examinations are offered by the College Board, a non-profit membership organization that provides tests and other educational services for students, schools, and colleges. The heart of CLEP is a series of examinations, each 90 or 120 minutes long, that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in a wide range of subjects. You can choose from 34 different examinations. The CLEP exams are administered via computer throughout the year.

Students desiring to apply CLEP credit toward a UWF degree should first meet with an Academic Advisor and verify eligibility to earn possible UWF credit prior to registering for an exam. You may view the credit awarded for CLEP in the Undergraduate Catalog.  The test fee is $90.00 for each CLEP exam, plus a $25.00 UWF service fee per test date.

Registration Steps

1. The test fee is $90.00 for each CLEP exam which is paid at the time of registration. Register for a CLEP Exam

2. Pay the $25 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online

3. Email your receipt to testing@uwf.edu with your phone number and a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointment. 

4. On the day of the exam, bring the CLEP Registration Ticket and government-issued photo ID with you. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

UWF is a fully-funded CLEP testing site. At fully funded testing sites, eligible participants, including active duty service members, eligible spouses, and some civil service employees, will not have any out-of-pocket expenses. The exam and administrative fees are funded by DANTES (one attempt per exam). For more information about eligibility and exam registration, please visit College Board.  

 

**UWF Students** Prior to taking this exam please speak with your academic advisor. Successful scoring on the exam indicates proficiency only to potentially satisfy the foreign language requirement. No college credit will be awarded. 


Registration Steps

1. You must register and pay the $50 exam fee at the Brigham Young University FLATS website.

2. Pay the $30 test administration fee by visiting the UWF Cashier's Office or paying online 

3. Email your receipt to testing@uwf.edu with your phone number and a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointment.   

4. We will email instructions for your exam day/time procedures once scheduled.

This exam is proctored in person only at UWF. If you would like a remote proctored option, please visit BYU Proctor360.

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. This requirement is based on the student’s catalog year; therefore, the Civic Literacy requirement does not apply to students who initially entered the Florida State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) before fall 2018.


 **UWF Students** Prior to taking this exam please speak with your academic advisor to ensure the test is necessary to satisfy your Florida Civic Literacy graduation requirement


 This exam will be offered on specific scheduled dates each semester and are capacity limited. The exam will be offered in person on the Pensacola Campus. Students needing to schedule this exam to satisfy graduation requirements in the current semester should register ASAP to ensure an available seat. If all registration dates are full and you are scheduled to graduate this semester, please contact your academic advisor for further assistance. 

Registration Steps

1. You must register for this exam using the FCLE Registration Form to select your first choice and alternate choice from the available exam dates offered. There is no fee for this exam. 

  • Note Regarding Exam Accommodations: If you are registered with Student Accessibility Resources and have exam accommodations (extended time, reduced distraction, etc.), you will be offered an individual exam testing option. Complete the registration form and a staff member will be in contact to schedule your exam.  
  • Note Regarding Online Program or Emerald Coast Students: If you are enrolled in a fully online UWF program or in a program offered at the Emerald Coast, you will be offered a remote testing option. Complete the registration form and a staff member will be in contact to schedule your exam.  

2. Use the provided materials to prepare for the exam

The purpose of these sample test materials is to orient students to the nature of the test content and test questions on the FCLE. The sample questions and answers are not intended to demonstrate the length of the actual test. Student performance on the sample test should not be used as a predictor of performance on the actual test.

Additional Civic Literacy resources are available on this page: fldoe.org/civicliteracy.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), Version 7, is used as part of the admissions process by UWF's Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing program.

You MUST be a UWF student to take the TEAS test at UWF. The TEAS test is a four-part assessment with subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The total testing time is 3 hours and 29 minutes, however, the appointment length is 4 hours to allow time for check-in procedures and instructions.

Registration Steps

  1. You must complete the TEAS In Person Registration Form and pay the $40 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online.
  2. Email your receipt to testing@uwf.edu with your phone number and a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointment. You must contact us at least 24 hours prior to your test to reschedule or forfeit your test administration fee and there will be an additional $20 fee when you reschedule.
  3. On the day of the exam, bring your government-issued photo ID with you. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

Remote Proctoring

This exam can be proctored remotely for an additional $5 fee paid directly to ATI. You will be responsible for having access to appropriate technology and an appropriate testing environment if the remote proctoring option is selected.

Please review the Student Quick Start Guide and Student Orientation Video for further information about the remote proctoring requirements.

Registration Steps

  1. If you are prepared to take this exam, please proceed with completing the Remote Proctoring Registration Form and pay the $40 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online
  2. Email your receipt to testing@uwf.edu with your phone number and a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointment. You must contact us at least 24 hours prior to your test to reschedule or forfeit your test administration fee and there will be an additional $20 fee when you reschedule.
  3. Follow additional instructions provided by the testing office to set up a dry run prior to your scheduled assessment. 


 

National Testing Dates

ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Review each website for further information. 

UWF administers the ACT Test on the following dates. Check the requirements of colleges you are considering before you decide which tests to take. Please check the ACT website for test fees and registration information. More specific information about the test and programs can be found online at the ACT website.

*Note UWF will have a reduced number of seats available for each of these testing dates, early registration is encouraged*

ACT website

ACT Test - National Testing Dates
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 19, 2022
April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 March 24, 2023
June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023
     

Many colleges require SAT scores as part of your admission application. Check the requirements of colleges you are considering before you decide which tests to take. More specific information about the tests and programs can be found online at the College Board website. UWF administers the SAT on the following dates.

*Note UWF will have a reduced number of seats available for each of these testing dates, early registration is encouraged*

College Board website

 

Registration Dates and Deadlines for SAT Testing
Testing DateRegistration Deadline*Late Registration Deadline*Deadline for Changes*
October 1, 2022 September 2, 2022

September 20, 2022

(for registrations made online or by phone) 

September 20, 2022
November 5, 2022 October 7, 2022

October 25, 2022

(for registrations made online or by phone)

October 25, 2022

March 11, 2023 February 10, 2023

February 28, 2023

(for registrations made online or by phone)

February 28, 2023

 *Deadlines expire at midnight, ET (U.S.A.) U.S. deadlines apply for students testing in the United States, U.S. territories and U.S. commonwealths.

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center, or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

SAT Study plan

Register for the SAT

SAT Fees
Regular registrations
$52

 See all fees and available fee waivers.


 

Accommodated exams are now processed and proctored through Student Accessibility Resources. Contact SAR for questions or more information. 

See the Testing Accommodation Guidelines page for more specific information