GENED 1101 / GENED 1130
Information and Technology, Credit by Examination
GENED 1101 / GENED 1130E
INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Students may receive credit for Information and Technology (GENED 1101 or 1130E), by passing a comprehensive examination. You can only take this exam if you are VERY PROFICIENT using Office XP, the Catawba College Network, and the Library electronic database systems. Click here to see a brief Exam Outline and Exam Preparation Guide. It is NOT the responsibility of the course Coordinator or the library staff to tutor you, provide textbooks, or provide specially scheduled exams.
*If you are unprepared to take the exam without study or tutoring, you need to take the class.
In order to take the examination, a student needs to:
1. Secure the approval of his/her advisor.
Students should pick up the "Credit by Examination Request" from the College Registrar before scheduling an appointment with their Advisor. Advisors will follow the Credit by Examination Policy in determining whether a student qualifies to sit for the Information and Technology exam. Advisors should carefully review both the Credit by Examination Policy with the student, and then review before the student pays any fees to sit for the exam.
2. The student next should choose when to take the exam.
Exams are administered the day before final exams each semester (excluding Summer) from 5:00–9:00PM.
Evening and Graduate Studies Students:
Exams are administered during the Block 2, Saturday of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) from 1:30-5:30PM.
3. The student should then contact the Coordinator for Information and Technology to verify test dates and to have him/her sign the form. This person is:
Phone: (704) 637-4476
4. Once the student has contacted the Info-tech Coordinator, they will need to visit the Business Office to pay the necessary fees (1/2 of the day tuition rate for 1 hour) and obtain their signature on the Credit by Examination Request Form. The student MUST turn in the registration form (with all three signatures — adviser, business office and Information-Technology Coordinator) to the Registrar's Office and pay the testing fee before they will be allowed to take the test.
5. Be sure to bring to the exam: a copy of the completed Credit by Examination Request Form and a Picture ID.
6. You need to pass with a "C" or above. Please see the Credit by Examination Policy for more information.
InfoTech Credit by Exam Policy
A. The College distinguishes between Placement Exams and Examinations given for credit as follows:
Placement Examination — usually College developed and administered; reduces distribution requirements; no grade given; no hours credit give.
Credit by Examination — includes AP and CLEP exams as well as College developed and administered exams; reduces the 120 s.h. graduation requirement; may be elective, major, or distribution course; grade is given; hours credit given.
- Credit for courses taught at Catawba College may be awarded for examination. Petitions for this option must first be approved by the department administering the examination. A refusal by a department to administer such an examination may be appealed to the Division Director.
- This option of credit by examination is a privilege and will be prudently exercised in all cases.
- Only 4 semester hours per major and no more than 12 semester hours total will be allowed for credit by examination in a non-major course. He or she first must secure the approval of his advisor, then follow the procedures listed in #1.
- Students on academic probation or on conditional admitted status are not eligible to receive credit by examination.
- A student may not receive credit by examination for a course in which he or she has previously earned a "D" or an "F".
- No grade other than "S" will be awarded for credit by examination in any course at Catawba College. A student's permanent record will show an "S" for any course in which a student earns credit by examination by performing at the "C" level or better on the examination.
- If the student undergoes an examination for course credit, and, subsequently, fails, he will not be penalized by a failing grade. Transcripts will show only "S" credit for credit given and no entry for failed exams. Fees collected for the examination will not be returned.
- When a student's request to attempt credit by examination is approved by a department, the student will file application, with the accompanying fee, in the Business Office. Upon successful completion of the examination, the Department Chairman will notify the Registrar of the grade and semester hours' credit awarded.
* Adopted by the Catawba College Faculty, April 22, 1986.