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The Computer Science Department allows student to "test-out" of CSCI 127, CSCI 135 and/or CSCI 150. If you can pass the "Test-Out Exam" with a grade of 80% or better, we will award you course credit (listed on your transcript as "Credit by Exam") and permit you to take more advanced Computer Science courses as if you had successfully completed the course itself. Read on for the department test out policy, subject areas for each of the tests.

Next Test-Out dates: January 17 & 18, 2023, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. IT WILL BE IN-PERSON! Please ensure you are able to come in-person to the Hunter Main Campus to take your testout exam!

The Computer Science department offers three test-out periods a year: mid-January, mid-July, and mid-August. There will be two days of testings offered consecutively, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

Please fill out this form by 8pm January 16 for the January testouts to register for the testout: Registration for the SU22 test out exams are now closed!

Department "Test Out Policy" -- know what you're getting into.  Download here

CSCI 127 - Test out Topics (syllabus here): CSCI 12700 is a written examination, 2 hours in duration. ONE page of notes (letter-sized) is allowed.

CSCI 135 - Test out Topics (download here): CSCI 13500 is a written examination, 2 hours in duration. ONE page of notes (letter-sized) allowed. Sample questions for the 135 Test-out exam

CSCI 150 - Test out topics (download here): CSCI 15000 is a written examination, 3 hours in duration. No notes allowed.

Familiarize yourself with Hunter College's Policy on Academic Integrity:

This test-out is a means for you to gauge your ability level. If you don't feel confident after taking it, it is perfectly fine to take the course.