Credit by Exam for CSC 101 & CSA 105

 Contact Byron Reaves in the Student Development Office with questions.
 This exam is not administered through the Center for Educational Services (CES).

How to sign up

This exam costs a total of $35.50.

  1. Complete the Application:
    Download the application linked on the right hand column of this page.
     
  2. Pay the Application Fee:
    Go to the Business Office (N216) and pay the college fee for the exam ($15). Make sure you save your receipt and have the proof of payment stamped on your application. You will bring this to your exam.
     
  3. Purchase your Testing Code:
    Purchase a MyItLab CSC101 credit by examination student code from the Bookstore (approximately $20.50) or purchase the book which comes with the MyItLab code included.
  • You may also purchase the code online at http://www.pearsoncustom.com/us/myitlab_office_test/.  Click on the "Purchase Access" link. Bring the information to your exam. If you purchase online, do so no more than 48 hours in advance to ensure there is no problems with expiring codes.
  1. Register online for a test date: 
    Click the title above, or in the right column to sign up online. 
     
  2. Go to the Exam:
    Show up for the examination at the scheduled time (bring your MyItLab code and the stamped Application form with you)

    Please take note; students should arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the exam for course setup. Students who arrive 15 minutes or more after the scheduled exam time will need to reschedule to take the exam at a later date in the semester. 

  3. Get your results:
    You will get the results of your test on the day of the exam.  All results are reported to the Registrar (either pass or fail). A passing score is 70 on the exam.

Scope of the Exam

This exam reflects the full range of material covered in the CSC101 and CSA 105 courses.There are four sections in the test:

  1. Computer concepts (hardware, software, the Internet, and file management)
  2. Microsoft Word 2010
  3. Microsoft Excel 2010
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Reference Material

The book used in this course is on reserve in the library. It can also be checked out for short periods of time.The title of the book is: Introduction to Computers and Software Applications, and is a custom edition for Gateway Community College.

Format of the Exam

This exam is administered entirely on the computer. All portions of the exam consist of multiple choice, true/false and fill-in questions. The exam is timed and has a maximum of 2 hours.

Credit Information

Three credits for either CSC 101 or CSA 105 are awarded for successful completion of the exam.  However, these credits are designated as Transfer credits on the transcript, and thus are not accepted by most other colleges and universities upon transfer.

Repeat Policy

The credit-by-exam may be taken only once and no re-testing is available.

Troubleshooting

Issues with the Pearson code or computer issues should be resolved by contacting MyITLab support at 800-677-6337, Mon-Friday, 12pm-8pm. 

 

Register Online for Your Test Session!

We only accept online reservations for the credity by exam testing.  Please read the instructions to the left to ensure all payment and signatures have been acquired before you attend your session.

 

Credit by Exam Application

Click here for the Credit by Exam CSC 101/ CSA 105 Application.

Please note that your approval signature must be obtained prior to attending your test session.