If you feel that you have sufficient computer knowledge, you may take the Computers For Learning (CFL) waiver exam. By
passing this exam, you will be waived from having to take Computers For Learning (CIS 101 or CSC 101).
There is no fee to take the exam.
Students entering the University for the first time with
the Fall 2010 semester may have two attempts at the exam. Students who entered
the University under the previous requirements are limited
to a single attempt. If you are not sure if you qualify for
a second attempt, please contact the CFL Coordinator
Due to the volume of students who are eligible
for the exam and the very limited seat space we have
available for any given test date, "failure to
appear" will count as a failed attempt at the exam.
Exceptions will be made for students who contact the
Coordinator in advance and cancel their
registration, however, students must receive a
confirmation of the cancellation in order to be
eligible for this exception.
Students enrolled in or attending CIS 101, CSC 101, or
CSC 111 must drop the class within the first week of class
to be eligible to take the exam. Students with an "N" or
"W" on their transcript for CIS 101, CSC 101, or CSC 111 are
NOT eligible to take the exam.
Students who have completed the classes listed above
(with either a passing or failing grade) are not eligible.
This exam is PASS/NO PASS - numeric scores are not
released to students who take the exam, or to any other
The exam is a combination of objective questions
regarding computer concepts/topics (40%) and "hands-on"
tasks in Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013 (60%). Please see the Study Guide for more
Results will be sent via email no later than 5 PM the
first business day following an exam.
If you pass the exam you will NOT receive
credit for the class; you may need to make up
the two credit hours in your overall degree program by taking
another (elective) course.
To pass, a student must correctly answer
80% of the questions. If you do not pass, you MUST
take CIS 101 or CSC 101 (they are the same class) or CSC
If you have any questions or concerns,
please do not hesitate to call or
e-mail the Computers For Learning Coordinator, Sue McCrory,
at (417) 836-6120.