Indiana University Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing (BEST) oversees the administration of the Biology Exemption Exam and Calculus Placement Exam in cooperation with the Departments of Biology and Mathematics respectively. These undergraduate-level exams are optional. They should be taken only if the student does not have prior academic credit for the Biology and Calculus courses indicated below.
Each exam may be taken only once. Retesting for any reason is not permitted. Each exam is one hour and may be taken at a scheduled time during New Student Orientation. For new students, exam registration is done as part of the orientation registration process with the Office of First Year Experience Programs (https://fye.indiana.edu/fyme/index.cfm).
Currently enrolled IU Bloomington students who may want to take either exam should contact the Biology Undergraduate Advising Office (https://biology.indiana.edu/undergraduate/advising/index.html) or the Mathematics Undergraduate Studies Office (https://math.indiana.edu/undergraduate/index.html) for information on other testing opportunities.
There is a non-refundable $26.50 fee per exam that will be charged to the student’s Bursar account for each exam taken. Students taking both the Biology and Calculus exams will be charged a separate fee for each exam.