COM 11400


Written Exam Session #1:
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Location: PHYS 203
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
*arrive at least 15 minutes prior to exam start time

Oral Exam Session #1: If the Written Exam was passed, there will be an oral exam (as assigned) on: Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30pm in BRNG B230.   

Written Exam Session #2:

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Location: BRNG 2280
Time: 5:30pm*
*arrive at least 15 minutes prior to exam start time

Oral Exam Session #2: If the Written Exam was passed, there will be an oral exam (as assigned) on: Wednesday, April 6th at 5:30pm in BRNG 1245.   

COM 114 is a required course for many students at Purdue. It is a study of communication theories as applied to speech and involves practical communicative experiences ranging from interpersonal communication and small group process through problem identification and solution in discussion to informative and persuasive speaking in standard speaker-audience situations.
Credit is awarded to students who successfully pass a written exam and deliver a persuasive speech. Both tests must be passed to establish credit. The student must meet the following criteria to attempt credit by exam for COM 114:  

  • Officially enrolled in Purdue University 
  • NOT enrolled in the COM 114 or COM 217 course more than two weeks into the semester or any previous semester. The student may not take the exam if s/he has attended a COM 114 or COM 217 class for longer than two weeks (by 5:00pm on the 2nd Friday of the semester).
  • Has not previously attempted the COM 114 testout exam. Testing out is a one-time opportunity. 
  • Register to take the exam at least 10 days prior to the written exam session they will be attending via the following link: REGISTRATION FOR AVAILABLE SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Have Form 231 from his/her academic advisor to submit at the time of the written portion of the exam 
  • Provide a transcript at the time of the written exam (available via or the Office of the Registrar:
  • Provide Purdue University Student ID at time of written and oral exam.

For detailed information on the written exam, speech process, and requirements, see the link below.


Questions related to the test out process may be emailed to

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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