This exam has three sections: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Databases. Each section of the exam may be taken up to two times during a Boise State University academic career, but no one section of the exam may be taken twice in the same 24-hour period. If a student starts a section of the exam and does not have time to finish the entire exam section, the attempt counts as one of the two attempts allowed for a student for that exam section. The testing system simulates Microsoft Office 2019 applications (Word, Excel, and Access). The exam tests the student’s knowledge of how these applications work. Using the computer, the testing system, and terminology are all part of the exam. The maximum time limit for each section is 120 minutes. This time limit is monitored by MyITLab when you start the actual exam. The student is able to monitor their own time by watching the computer timer displayed on the exam. Upon successful completion of the tests, it is the student’s responsibility to drop out of any courses they no longer need. Courses will not be automatically dropped. As per Boise State policy, it is also the student’s responsibility to be aware of drop date deadlines.
Note: Passing the placement exam does not provide academic credit or override previous course grades.