Registrar


Computer & Information Science Test-Out Procedures

IS205 TEST-OUT PROCEDURE 
This option is available to all campus centers (including the Parkville daytime campus center).

A student may earn credit for IS205 by contacting the Park Testing Center, paying the $85 fee, and passing the Dantes Managing Information Systems test.

CS140 TEST-OUT PROCEDURE

This option is available to all campus centers (including the Parkville daytime campus center).

A test-out option is available for CS 140 Introduction to Computers. To complete the test-out option and receive credit for CS140, a student needs to first pass a CLEP exam covering computer-related concepts, and then pass a Microsoft certification exam covering Microsoft Word concepts.

CLEP Exam Details:

Students are required to pass CLEP exam Information Systems & Computer Applications. For information about the exam (registration, fee, content, where to take the exam, etc.), see http://www.park.edu/testing-center, from Park's Testing Center, and seehttp://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/ex_isca.html, from CLEP. Standard CLEP procedures: If a student fails the CS140 CLEP exam and wants to retake it, he/she must wait a minimum of 6 months before doing so.

When a student takes the CLEP exam, the testing administrator will contact the CLEP organization. If the student passes, the CLEP organization will send a record of the student's pass to the Registrar's office. The Registrar will then add CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications to the student's degree audit.

Microsoft Certification Exam Details:

After passing the CLEP exam and waiting for CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications to appear on his/her degree audit (the wait might take several weeks), the student may then proceed to the next step. The student must pass Exam 77-881 MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010. For information about the exam (registration, fee, content, where to take the exam, etc.), see the Microsoft Business Certification Requirements web page athttp://http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/msbc/requirements. Standard Microsoft certification test procedures: If a student fails the Microsoft certification exam and wants to retake it, he/she must pay the exam fee for each exam retake. For the first exam retake, there is no minimum wait time. For each subsequent retake, the student must wait a minimum of 7 days.

After Passing the Microsoft Certification Exam:

After passing the Microsoft certification exam, the student should send an official transcript of the passed exam to the Registrar's office. To do so, the student should follow these instructions:

  • Go to http://www.certiport.com.
  • Log in, using the user id and password assigned as part of the test-taking procedure.
  • In the MyTranscript area under the MyCertiport tab, the student's transcript should appear, showing the passed exam.
  • In the View Mode pull-down menu, select Authorized View.
  • Click the Authorize a Viewer button.
  • In the resulting form, enter mgeier@park.edu in the email box and enter Test-Out Credit for CS140, <student's name>, <student's Park id>, <student's email address> in the message box, where <student's name>, <student's Park id>, and <student's email address> are to be replaced accordingly.
  • Click the Authorize button.

Upon receiving the Microsoft certification exam transcript, the Registrar will verify that CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications already appears on the student's degree audit. If it is not there, the Registrar will email the student and inform him/her of the problem. If it is there, the Registrar will edit the student's degree audit by removing CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications and addingTested Out next to CS140.