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Computer Proficiency Testing

The Computer Proficiency Tests have been institutionally developed using Cengage Learning Technology Systems. These tests have been designed to assess your skill level with Microsoft 2010 Office Suite applications. Have you heard these tests are easy? These twelve (12) tests fulfill lower level elective credits and match the skill level needed to pass a college course. To pass these tests you must be skilled in using the program. Just knowing how to get by will not be enough to pass these tests. These tests are taken on the computer. Each test requires you to demonstrate your skill level by successfully completing the assigned tasks. These tests are action-driven. These tests are not multiple choice. Your results are available as soon as your test has been completed.

  • Check with your academic advisor prior to taking any exams to earn college level credit to ensure the test meets your degree requirements.
  • Each test is worth one (1) credit, and is not transferable to other institutions.
  • Only correct answers are scored; guessing is encouraged.
  • The tests are pass/fail only and do not affect your GPA.
  • If you fail a computer proficiency test, you must wait 30 days to retake the same test.
  • Credits earned do not count toward the 60 credits of in-residence classes required to be eligible for academic honors.
  • If you are outside the Greater Omaha metro area, you must take the test in a proctored environment and a proctor fee may apply.
  • Submit your "To Schedule a Test" form through BRUIN indicating your requested test date.

Note: When registering to take your test, remember your requested test date must be at least three (3) business days (Monday through Friday) in the future.

To Schedule and Pay for a Test

  • Log into BRUIN.
  • Under Student Resources, click Test Center Help.
  • Click the Schedule a Test Form link.
  • Click To Schedule a CLEP, Computer Proficiency, DSST, or NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Test.
  • Fill out the form and click submit.
  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • "To Schedule a Test" form will remain on file for 30 days.

Note: When you pick a test date, it will take three (3) business days (Monday through Friday) to order your test.

Fees
The fee for each test is $45. Refunds are not available. All fees must be paid before your test is ordered. "To Schedule a Test" forms remain on file for 30 days. Please note you are allowed one (1) free re-schedule. For each additional re-schedule, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. Also, you are allowed one (1) free no show. For each additional no show, you will be charged an additional $15 fee.

Note: The Tutoring Center will not be able to provide tutoring for these objectives.

Test Preparation: These tests utilize the Microsoft Office 2010 Suite and have a difficulty level similar to the DSST and CLEP exams used to earn credit for a student's current knowledge about a topic. Specific study information is not available. These tests evaluate your current MS Office 2010 skill level.

Students in the Greater Omaha Metro area:

After reviewing the above information, complete the “To Schedule a Test” form and include the date, time, and location you would like to schedule.

Note: A test appointment may not be scheduled earlier than three (3) business days (Monday through Friday) after your ”To Schedule a Test” form is submitted. This means that if a ”To Schedule a Test” form is submitted on Monday, then the first day the test may be taken is on Thursday. If you submit a ”To Schedule a Test” form on a Thursday, the first day the test may be taken is the following Tuesday. Days that occur when the University is closed for a holiday are not considered business days. To determine days when the University are closed, please consult the University calendar.

Testing is conducted Monday through Friday at the Bellevue University Main Campus Test Center. Schedules include evening hours and Saturday morning sessions.

To reschedule an appointment, please call 402-557-7428 or e-mail testing@bellevue.edu

Please note you are allowed one (1) free re-schedule. For each additional re-schedule, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. You are allowed one (1) free no show. For each additional no show, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. Refunds are not available.

Once, the ”To Schedule a Test” form is submitted an e-mail will be sent to your Bellevue University e-mail address letting you know if your appointment has been approved. If the requested appointment time is not available, the e-mail will include alternate dates and times from which to select. Please respond to this e-mail with your new selection.

Another Option for Students in the Greater Omaha Metro area:

As a local student, you may use ProctorU to administer your test. ProctorU is a web-based test proctoring service. Using this service, you may take a computer proficiency test at home morning, noon or night. It is easy to use and a convenient alternative to going in person to a test proctor. To use ProctorU, you must have a webcam, a microphone, and a high speed internet connection. The fee is $17 for a 1-hour testing session. To learn how online proctoring works and to check your computer for the required components go to www.proctoru.com. If you have decide to use ProctorU, please email proctor@bellevue.edu to let us know of your choice.

Note: Please make sure you check your computer for the system requirements; otherwise, your test may not work properly.

Students outside of the Greater Omaha Metro area:

As a distant student, you are required to nominate a test proctor to administer your test. An option to consider is ProctorU, a web-based test proctoring service. It is easy to use and a convenient alternative to going in person to a test proctor. To use ProctorU, you must have a webcam, a microphone, and high speed internet. To learn how online proctoring works and to check your computer for the required components go to www.proctoru.com.

If this option does not work for you; you will need to find a local college or university test center to proctor your test. We recommend you review the proctor options available through the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Bellevue University adheres to their standards and requires the same of nominated test proctors.

Note: Please make sure you check your computer for the system requirements; otherwise, your test may not work properly.

Proctor Responsibilities:

  • Receive the testing password
  • Access the examination
  • Monitor testing
  • Respond via the password e-mail that testing was completed

Note: Anyone that you have a personal relationship with is not acceptable, nor are e-mail addresses such as Yahoo, AOL, G-mail, or Hotmail.

If you are still unable to find a suitable proctor, please contact the Bellevue University Test Center for assistance by calling 800-756-7920 Ext. 557-7428 or via e-mail to testing@bellevue.edu.

Computer Proficiency Proctor Nomination Form:
Use the Computer Proficiency Proctor Nomination Form to nominate a test proctor for approval.

What happens next:

  • The Test Center contacts the nominated proctor and determines if the requirements are met. Then, an e-mail is sent to your Bellevue University e-mail address.
    • If the requirements are met, your e-mail lets you know that the proctor has been approved and that testing arrangements can be made.
    • If the requirements are not met, your e-mail will let you know another Computer Proficiency Proctor form needs to be submitted.
  • Once you have received your proctor approval email, complete a "To Schedule a Test" form indicating your scheduled test date.
    • Logg into BRUIN.
    • Under Student Resources, click Test Center Help.
    • Click the Schedule a Test Form link.
    • Click To Schedule a CLEP, Computer Proficiency, DSST, or NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Test.
    • Fill out the form and click submit.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.
    • “To Schedule a Test” forms will remain on file for 30 days.
  • The fee for each test is $45. Refunds are not available. All fees must be paid before your test is ordered. An additional fee of $45 is required for each retake. Please note you are allowed one (1) free re-schedule. For each additional re-schedule, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. You are allowed one (1) free no show. For each additional no show, you will be charged an additional $15 fee. “To Schedule a Test” forms remain on file for 30 days.
  • Note: A test appointment may not be scheduled earlier than three (3) business days (Monday through Friday) after your ”To Schedule a Test” form is submitted. This means that if a test registration”To Schedule a Test” form is submitted on Monday, then the first day the test may be available taken is on Thursday. If you submit a test registration “To Schedule a Test” form on a Thursday, the first day the test may be available taken is the following Tuesday. Days that occur when the University is closed for a holiday are not considered business days. To determine days when the University are closed, please consult the University calendar. Three (3) business days are required to secure your test password.
    • Your test password is sent to your approved proctor after the three (3) business day requirement is met.
    • Your test password is sent to your approved proctor one (1) day before your scheduled test session.
    • Upon test completion, your score displays. Seventy percent (70%) is required to pass.
    • Note: Three (3) business days are required to secure your test password.
    • Keep this requirement in mind when requesting your testing appointment.
    • When you complete your testing session, the proctor will notify the Bellevue University Test Center via e-mail to testing@bellevue.edu.
    • The Bellevue University Test Center accesses the scoring information and creates a score report which is provided to the registrar's office and is posted to your transcript in approximately ten (10) business days (Monday through Friday).

Disclaimer: Bellevue University reserves the right to approve or disapprove proctors.

If problems arise:
Please inform the Test Center immediately via e-mail to testing@bellevue.edu, (402) 557-7428 or (800) 756-7920 Ext. 557-7428.

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