Credit by Examination

Monday, 25 August 2003
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Room: 210 McBryde

Many students may have had a computer science course or two in high school or at another institution of higher education, and thus may be advanced in their knowledge of the topic. This course is NOT a programming course but concentrates on the fundamentals and concepts behind computer science in general, and is an introduction to many of the courses that compose the Computer Science curriculum. Advanced students may take this course by examination, and receive appropriate credit in their program of study.

It is anticipated that the "test out" examination will take place in the first week of the semester, and you should attend the first class to ascertain the exact date and time. A score of 70% on this examination is required in order to (a) receive credit and (b) have this course waived from your program of study. If you have taken this course previously (including having a late withdrawal) then you are NOT eligible to get credit by examination.

Before attempting this examination you should carefully examine the topics in the course to determine whether your prior knowledge covers the totality of the course. The textbook, tutorials and class notes are freely available in order to assist you in preparing for the examination.

To register for this examination you need to get the appropriate form from the Computer Science main office (660 McBryde Hall), pay the appropriate fee, and then be present at the start of the examination with the receipt in hand.

For more information, please send e-mail to rwheaton@vt.edu.


Last updated 2003/07/03