ICS 45J CREDIT BY EXAM INFO FOR TRANSFERS AND SECOND BACC

ICS 45J PROGRAMMING IN JAVA AS A SECOND LANGUAGE--CREDIT BY EXAM INFORMATION

Many transfer students have taken a Java course, but unfortunately, the course is not officially articulated on Assist.org.  This means you will not receive ICS 45J credit.  However, you may try to earn credit by taking the credit by exam.

Deadline for TRANSFER and SECOND BACCALAUREATE students to take the exam is June 23, 2017.

A. Which majors should consider the ICS 45J credit by exam?

  • Business Information Management
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Software Engineering

B. Should you consider this?

If you do not have COMPLETE credit for the entire ICS 21-22 sequence i.e. took only 1 of the 2 required courses, OR have only ICS 21 credit (Use Assist.org), we recommend you take the exam.  Otherwise, you will have to take ICS 45J in the Fall.

There is no academic penalty if you do not do well on the exam.


C. Exam format
The ICS 45J Placement Exam is a two-hour multiple choice exam with 50 questions.

D. Study guide

E. Grading information
A grade of C or higher on the exam is a passing grade.  If you choose to accept the grade, that grade will be reflected on your official UCI transcript. However, if you do not accept the grade, that grade will not be reflected on your transcript and you will instead enroll in the actual course, ICS 45J.  Your exam results will be given to you at summer orientation during academic advising. 

F. What to Bring
Pen, pencil, and picture ID.

G. Sign up

H. Logistical details
-At summer orientation you will be given a Credit by Exam Petition form.
-Students must take the form to the UCI Cashiers to pay a $5 fee.  Please be sure to bring cash or credit card.
-After students pay the $5 fee, the form must be returned to ICS Student Affairs office (Computer Science, room 352).  If ICS Student Affairs does not receive it, you will not receive your exam results.  Your exam results will be given to you at summer orientation during academic advising. 

I. Campus map and directions

J. Campus parking
The closest parking structure to Donald Bren Hall is Anteater parking structure, on Anteater Dr. and E. Peltason.  Parking is $10.