Students who have strong computer skills may take the Computer Competency Exam. Students who score a 70 percent or higher on the exam may have the requirement for course CSC1023 Introduction to Computers waived. They may then select another general education course of their choice, one that is not already required in their program of study. Students who score a 69 percent or lower on the exam must choose one of the following options:
Enroll in CSC1023
Submit an Experience-Based Learning Portfolio
Enroll in a computer course at another college or university and have the credits transferred to Global University.
The score for this exam is not printed in any location on the student’s transcript, and it is not calculated into his or her GPA. The Computer Competency Exam may be taken online or in paper form; the exam fee for either option is $25.00 and is nonrefundable. Students are permitted to take the exam only once.
Once we have received the student’s Computer Competency Exam Request Form, we will contact the student for payment of the fee. Once payment has been made, we will either email the online exam instructions or mail the exam in paper form to the student.
If you would prefer to pay by check or use a printed version of this form, you may download the printable version.
Note: CSC1023 Introduction to Computers is only required in programs prior to 2023. Students who began their studies after January 1, 2023 are not required to take CSC1023 and would not need to take the Computer Competency Exam.