Testing Offered through the Assessment Center

Procedure of Advanced Standing Test for Computers and Information Access

To receive advanced-standing credit for COMSC 1022 students must pass a test covering computer concepts and demonstrate proficiency in the use of application software on PC computers. Eligible students are: (1) those who have never taken Computers and Information Access and (2) those who have taken the course and received a grade of “F.” Students who pass the test will receive a grade of “S”, which will satisfy the SWOSU general education requirement but will not affect the student’s grade point average. The original grade of a student who has previously failed the course will also remain on the student’s transcript.

In order to test, you must first purchase a MyITLab Pin/Access Code from the University Bookstore; or, you may purchase it online at the following website:  http://myitlab.pearsoned.com

  1. You may choose to purchase access to training and testing for $80 (subject to change) from the following website: MyITLab for training and testing
    This purchase (subject to change) is also required for the COMSC 1022 Computers and Information Access course. Or,
  2. You may choose to purchase access to testing only for $15 (subject to change) from the following website: MyITLab for testing only 
    PLEASE NOTE: with this purchase, you will have access to testing for only two weeks.

These can also be purchased with a credit card at the Assessment Center (on the corner of 8th and College), where the test is administered. To schedule an appointment to test, call 580-774-7184. This test consists of four components

  1. Microsoft Office Access on PC computers
  2. Microsoft Office Excel on PC computers
  3. Microsoft Office PowerPoint on PC computers
  4. Microsoft Office Word on PC computers

These tests must be taken and passed in this order! You will not be allowed to take the next test until you have successfully completed the previous one. The required score on each test component is 70% or higher. Each test component may be taken only three times.

You may train for these test components by utilizing http://myitlab.pearsoned.com and your MyITLab Pin Code, which is required for the COMSC 1022 Computers and Information Access course.

After successfully completing all four parts of the test, the student should report to the Department of Computer Science to initiate the paperwork for placing the credit hours on his/her Southwestern Oklahoma State University transcript. This will cost $5 per credit hour (a total of $10).

Effective: Fall 2011