Credit by Exam: CSA/CSC
The Credit-By-Exam process for CSA/CSC is on hold at this time. Please check back for more information.
How to sign up
This exam costs a total of $35.50.
Complete the Application:
Download the application linked on the right hand column of this page.
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.
Purchase your Testing Code (approximately $20.50):
* Purchase a MyITLab credit by examination student code from the Bookstore or follow these steps to set up an account and purchase a code
* Purchase a code directly form the MyITLab website at the time of the exam using a credit card or PayPal. Step-by-step instructions will be handed out at the time of the exam.
Reserve a spot using our online reservation system:
Click the title above, or in the right column to sign up online.
Go to the college for the Exam:
Show up for the examination at the scheduled time (bring your MyITLab code (if already purchased) and the stamped Application form with you)
Please take note; students should arrive at least 10 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.
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:
Computer concepts (hardware, software, the Internet, and file management)
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
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.
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.
The credit-by-exam may be taken only once and no re-testing is available.
Issues with the Pearson code or computer issues should be resolved by contacting MyITLab support at 800-677-6337, Mon-Friday, 12pm-8pm.