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IS 1403 Test Out Process Information

The SAM 2010 version is no longer available for purchase for the test out option.

Students new to IS 1403 Test-Out must use SAM 2013 for future test out set-up.

NOTE: If you have previously enrolled in a section of IS1403 and received a grade, you cannot test-out of this course.

After completion, IS 1403 credit will take 2-4 weeks to appear on your records.

Students who need this course to declare a major or as a course pre-requisite should give themselves a minimum of 2-3 months for the testing process and credit posting to be completed.

IS1403 consists of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. You must receive at least a 70% overall average on all four modules to receive credit for this course. You will receive credit only; no grade is assigned.  Exams may be taken in any order. All exams must be taken within a four-month period beginning on the day of your first exam. If you do not receive credit or do not complete the test-out process by the end of the four months, you must wait six months to retest, or you may enroll in the course. 

Before you can begin testing, you must:

1. Purchase an access code for “SAM 2013 Assessment and Training v1.0 Instant Access Code, 1st Edition” in order to access the testing website and practice quizzes.

2. After you have purchased the 19-digit access code, establish your user ID and password online on the SAM 2013 website.

3. Complete the IS 1403 Disclaimer at the Testing Services office .

4. Schedule your first test session at UTSA, either the Main or Downtown Campus.

All the testing modules must be taken at Testing Services.

The fee for this test-out series is $25.00 and is payable by credit card online when scheduling your first testing appointment.

IS1403 Testing Schedule


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IS 1403 Disclaimer 
Please place initials in the blanks after reading each of the statements. If you cannot come into the Testing Center to return this document in person, you may scan and e-mail the completed form to:


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Starting August 1, 2012: Visitor Hangtags will no longer be available at the Visitor Booth on Edward Ximenes Avenue. Students without a UTSA parking permit will be required to park in metered parking in the Bauerle or Ximenes parking garages. Hourly charges apply. Regular visitors are encouraged to consider purchasing a Fast Pass, a preloaded value card that allows a customer swipe access to and from the Bauerle Rd or Ximenes Ave. garages. No need to pull a ticket or pay at the cashier office with the Fast Pass. More infromation is available on the FastPass webpage.

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