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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 $93.00 for each CLEP exam, plus a $25.00 UWF service fee per test date. Please Note: the CLEP exam fee is changing to $95 effective 7/1/24

Registration Steps

1. The test fee is $93.00 for each CLEP exam which is paid directly to CLEP 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.  

 

Free CLEP Prep and Exam Opportunity

NOTE: UWF students should verify accelerated credit policies/limits with their academic advisor

Students can prepare for CLEP exams by taking free online courses from Modern States Education Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to making high-quality college education free of cost and accessible to everyone.

Modern States offers 32 free online courses that prepare learners for taking CLEP exams. Learners who complete a Modern States course and practice questions receive a voucher to cover the cost of a CLEP exam (while funding lasts). 

 

**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. 

On the day of the exam, you will need to bring your Nautilus Card or a government issued ID for identification verification.  Please note if using a government issued ID, your name and date of birth must match what is on your UWF academic record to confirm your student identification number (SID).  Your Nautilus Card is preferred for a faster check-in.


This exam will be offered on specific scheduled dates each semester and are capacity limited. 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 us at testing@uwf.edu for further assistance.

Registration 

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 (SAR) and have approved testing accommodations (extended time, reduced distraction, etc.), complete the FCLE Registration Form.  Please note a copy of your current semester's approved Accommodation Letter must be submitted to testing@uwf.edu, five business days prior to your test date.

If you are enrolled in a fully online program at UWF, live 50 miles or more away from the Pensacola Main Campus, and graduating in the upcoming semester, you may be eligible to take the FCLE remotely. 

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.

ACT website

ACT Test - National Testing Dates
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
April 13, 2024 March 8, 2024 March 22, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 17, 2024
     

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.

College Board website 

Registration Dates and Deadlines for SAT Testing
Testing DateRegistration Deadline*

Deadline for Changes, Cancellations,

and Late Registration

June 1, 2024 May 16, 2024

May 21, 2024

 *Deadlines expire at 11:59pm, ET (U.S.A.) U.S. 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
$60

 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