Most engineering programs require CSE 131.
This exam is for students with computer science background or programming experience, regardless of intended major.
Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the CS AP test automatically receive credit for CSE 131; those students need not take the placement exam, but if they want to reassess their readiness, they are welcome to take it. Students with a lower score on the CS AP test will not receive credit for CSE 131, but as with all students, CSE 131 will be waived completely or in part by passing all or some of the placement exam (see below).
The placement exam determines one of the following outcomes:
- A student may be recommended to take CSE131 in its entirety.
- A student may be recommended to begin in a CSE course beyond CSE131.
- Same as (2), but completion of specific CSE131 modules may be required or recommended.
Questions about the Computer Science Placement Exam should be directed to Professor Ron Cytron, firstname.lastname@example.org.