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Computer Competency Challenge Exam

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(Only for UIW students)

Procedures for Taking a Computer Literacy Challenge Exam:

  1. Computer Literacy Challenge exams are available Monday-Friday by appointment only. 
  2. The Computer Literacy Challenge Exam may be taken to obtain credit (3 hours).
  3. Pick up a Request for Credit by Examination form in the Registrar’s Office. Have it signed by your advisor and approved by the Registrar. The test MUST be taken within a month of the date on the form, or new approval must be obtained. The form must be presented to Testing Services staff at the time of the appointment.
  4. After you have processed your Request for Credit by Examination form, schedule an appointment by calling Testing Services at (210) 829-3876. To secure your appointment, you will need to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable $15 administrative fee with UIW’s Business Office at (210) 829-6043. If we do not have a record of your receipt number at least 48 hours before the date of your test, the appointment will automatically be cancelled. On the day of the test, bring a current government-issued photo ID,  and the yellow copy of the Request for Credit by Examination form properly processed (even though no credit hours will be earned).
  5. TO RECEIVE CREDIT: Fill out an Application for Challenge Exam form (found in the Registrar’s Office) prior to the test, fill out the Request for Credit by Examination form and get the relevant signatures. Call Testing Services at (210) 829-3876 or stop by AD 216 to make an appointment, and secure your spot by paying a non-refundable, non-transferable $15 administrative fee with UIW’s Business Office at (210) 829-6043. If we do not have a record of your receipt number at least 48 hours before the date of your test, the appointment will automatically be cancelled. Prior to the test, take the Application for Challenge Exam form to the Business Office to pay 40% tuition for 3 credit hours (based on the current schedule of tuition fees, depending on your classification as an EAP, Virtual University student, etc.). Bring a current government-issued photo ID, the Request for Credit by Examination form, a receipt issued by the Business Office upon payment, and the Application for Challenge Exam form at the time of the test.
  6. The Computer Literacy exam consists of four individually timed sections: Multiple choice, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. Once approved for the exam, the test will be uploaded to Blackboard for completion. Click here to access the study guide.
  7. You must earn a score of at least 70% to pass the test. The official results will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and should be applied to your transcript within three weeks.
  8. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we reserve the right to open your seat to other students who are waiting to test.

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