The waiver exam may be taken by students to demonstrate
sufficient computer applications competency (through previous
education or experience) to justify a waiver of the required
course, COM 140- Basic Computer Skills.
Only students who are extremely proficient in the content of COM
140 should attempt this exam (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,
Windows /Internet). Students are ineligible to take the exam if
they have received a grade of W or F in the course at Saint Leo.
The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74%
to pass. If you receive a passing score, you are exempt from taking
the course. However, you will not receive credit for the course.
Additionally, you are required to replace those 3 credits by
completing another course at Saint Leo or by using transfer
credits. If you receive a score below 74%, you are required to
enroll in the course. There is no charge for the test.
Waiver Testing Information
The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint and Windows/Internet. Any student can take the COM140
Waiver Exam. The policy is very clear: students get one and only
one attempt to take the test. Should the student fail to log in and
take the test during one term, s/he can try again in another term
but should s/he log in and try the test and quit, s/he cannot do it
Passing this exam does not award credit for COM 140 (University
policy prohibits credit by examination). You will take another 3
credit hour course instead to complete your degree program
requirements. If you wish, you may take one of the advanced
computer classes, for which COM 140 is a prerequisite. A passing
grade is a minimum of 74%.
Waiver Testing Procedure
Click here to access the COM 140 waiver