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

  1. CLEP Information Systems
  2. CIS 150 Lab Skills

You must pass the CLEP exam with a minimum “ACE score” of 55 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. Cost is $26 (credit card) for an online registration.

CLEP Testing
NOTE: GVSU no longer offers CLEP Testing. For CLEP information, see:

CIS 150 Lab Skills (Microsoft Office 2016® Applications), including Word, Excel, and Access.

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

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 only the CLEP section and do not pass the Lab Skills section, you will receive one hour of General Business credit.

Updated May 2017