COM 11400

Written Exam:
Date: Each day of STAR registration June 13-July 8
Location: BRNG 1260
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

**No Prior Registration is required.

Oral Exam: If the student passes the written exam, the student will give a speech presentation during the first week of the Fall Semester: Thursday, August 25th at 5:30pm in BRNG 1260.    

COM 114 Fundamentals of Speech Communication is a required course for many majors at Purdue. It is the study of communication theories as applied to speech and involves practical communicative experiences ranging from interpersonal communication and small group processes to informative and persuasive speaking in standard speaker-audience situations.

Credit is awarded to students who successfully pass a written exam and deliver a 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 
  • Has not previously attempted the COM 114 test out exam. Testing out is a one-time opportunity. 
  • Have Form 231 from his/her academic advisor to submit at the time of the written portion of the exam 
  • Provide Purdue University Student ID at time of written and oral exam.

For detailed information about the written exam, speech process, and requirements, click on 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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