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CIS 150 – Introduction to Computing “Test Out” Procedure

Students who want to receive credit for CIS 150 without taking the course, must successfully pass two exams.

The two exams required are: 1. CLEP and 2. CIS 150 Lab Skills.

  1. CLEP Test (Lecture “Concepts”)
  2. CIS 150 Lab Skills (Microsoft Office 2013® Applications)

CIS 150 Lab Skills Test Out exams must be completed within one week of the end of the semester prior to when credit is desired. For example, if you want CIS 150 credit for Winter semester, you are required to complete the CIS 150 Lab Skills portion of the Test Out prior to Finals Week of Fall semester.You must first pass the CLEP section with a minimum “ACE score” of 55 or better, equivalent to a “C” or better, in order to take the Lab Skills exam.  The GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems administers the Lab Skills section of the test.

Lab Skills Test Information:
GVSU School of Computing & Information Systems
C-2-100 MAK (Allendale Campus)
Contact: Brad Brege, CIS 150 Coordinator

Office 2013® applications covered in the Lab Skills are Word, Excel, and Access.

Students who have successfully completed CIS 150 would easily pass the Lab Skills Test. If you pass the Lab Skills Test  with a score of at least 70%, you will receive full credit for CIS 150. If you pass the CLEP section, but do not pass the Lab Skills section, you can receive three hours of General Business credit.

Updated November 2014