The Department of Computer Science offers MS students the opportunity to "test out" of the INFS 501, 515, 519, and SWE 510 foundation courses as well as the courses CS 530 and CS 531 that are required for MS CS students. 

The exams are given each January and August. It is important to note that you will be permitted to take each exam one time only before you begin your first semester. Failure to pass the exam will mean that you must take the foundation classes before enrolling in any core curriculum course.

Upcoming Exam Information

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
Engineering Building Room 1101
  • CS 530: 9:00am
  • CS 531: 11:00am
Engineering Building Room 1109
  • INFS 501: 9:00am
  • INFS 515: 11:00am
  • INFS 519: 1:00pm
  • SWE 510: 3:00pm

Registration is required.

Please email your intent to csgrad@gmu.edu. Include your name, G number and the exams you wish to register for. A photo ID must be presented on the day of the exam.

You may bring a hand calculator that is capable of raising numbers to powers. No calculator will be provided for you. Calculator-sharing, cell-phone calculators, and computers will not be allowed.