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August 21, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Exam
Location: Mike Ilitch School of Business #327
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students

This is the registration page for the BA1500 Placement Assessment to be held on

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6PM - 9PM in room 327MISB.

Students should pay particular attention to the information below when preparing for their appointment.

Exam profile: The exam will consist of three separate projects, one each in the 2016 PC versions of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint. Students will be able to use the Microsoft Help tools and Wizards during the assessment. Students will have 2½ hours to complete all three assessments.

Grading: Students scoring an 80% or better on all three projects will receive a BA1500 enrollment waiver. Additionally, students scoring a 90% or better on any project will receive a digital badge directly from Pearson, which they may use to promote their skills with the product.

Materials Required: To complete the exam, students must purchase a MyITLab 2016 Prebuilt Testout and Placement Access Card, ISBN: 9780134558240, from the WSU Bookcenter for $35.70.

Preparatory Materials: Registering for a placement test appointment will trigger your enrollment in the corresponding Pearson MyITLab “course” where this examination will take place. Please allow 24-48 hours from registration for access to the course. (A human is doing this; it is not automatic.)

  • You must have the Access Card code to use this course.
  • That course has preparatory materials (sample tests) configured. It will be helpful to complete this prep work prior to their exam appointment to
    • become familiar with the testing platform, and
    • refresh one’s memory on less-frequently used product features and functions.
  • The course is also the vehicle for testing. Students must attend the placement exam appointment to obtain access to the placement exam. This is not a take-home event.

Facilities & Computers: All placement exams will be conducted in room 327 of the Mike Ilitch School of Business on the computer equipment in that room. Students should not bring their laptops to the exam as they will not be permitted to use them to complete the test.

Repeats: Placement exams may not be repeated.

Identification: Please bring photo-ID with you to the exam. You will also need your OneCard to access the building.

For more information about this event, please contact Prof Deborah Habel at 313/577-5659 or