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COM 114, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, is a required course for many majors at Purdue and it fulfills the oral communication University Core Curriculum requirement. The course comprises the study of communication theories as applied to
COM 11400 Test Out
COM 114 credit can be awarded to students who successfully complete the Test Out process by passing a written exam and delivering an effective presentation.
Both exams must be passed to establish credit. A student must meet the following criteria in order to attempt credit by examination for COM 114:
Is officially enrolled at Purdue University.
Has not previously attempted the COM 114 test out exam; each student may attempt only one test out of COM 114.
Is a newly admitted student or currently enrolled student who has not received a grade or directed grade in COM 114, other than a grade of W.
Is not currently enrolled in COM 114 during the semester that test out is being attempted.
Have a Form 231 from his/her academic advisor to submit at the time of the Written Exam (not applicable for incoming VSTAR students).
Can present a government-issued photo ID or his/her Purdue University Student ID at the time of the Written and Oral Exams.
Summer 2020 Test Out Information
The COM 114 Test Out written exam has concluded for the summer. Information for Fall 2020 COM 114 Test Out Opportunities will be posted approximately around August 1st.
A $35 testing fee will be applied to a student's Purdue account when they sit to take the written test out exam. This fee will be applied through the Bursar’s office at the end of summer and added to the next semester’s tuition. All students qualifying for the PELL grant will have the exam fee waived. Please note that this exam fee is non-refundable.
Students who pass the written exam will be asked to give an oral presentation during the first week of the fall semester (specific details and oral presentation prompt will be communicated shortly after July 10).
For a list of topics covered on the written exam and sample questions, please consult the COM 114 Test Out Study Guide.A $35 testing fee will be applied to your account around mid to late July 2020 only if you take the written exam. If you register yourself but do not take the written exam (and/or just take the practice test) no fee is applied.
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