General Education: Competency Examinations
The General Education Competencies represent important skills that students expand during their studies at Central Michigan University. CMU graduates are expected to demonstrate adeptness in the areas of writing, oral expression, mathematics and quantitative reasoning.

A detailed description of the current requirements is available online through the CMU Undergraduate Bulletin. The General Education Program requirements were significantly changed beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Students can access their specific requirements by accessing the appropriate CMU Undergraduate Bulletin.

Occasionally students have amassed considerable skill that warrants their testing out of competency related course work. The table below provides information and resources students need to determine whether to consider testing out of one or more of the competency related courses.

General Education Competency Test Out Procedure
Writing Competency

Proficiency with material taught in Freshman Composition can be demonstrated by successfully completing one of the specified College level Examination Programs or Advanced Placement Examinations. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Computer Based Testing Center (989.774.1092).

Oral English Competency

Proficiency with material taught in the Oral English Competency can be demonstrated by successfully completes the Oral English Competency Examination. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Computer Based Testing Center (989.774.1092).

Mathematics Competency

Proficiency with material taught in the Mathematics Competency can be demonstrated by successfully completing the Mathematics Competency Examination. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Computer Based Testing Center (989.774.1092).



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