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Are You Ready To Start an SCIS Program Or Course?

Athabasca University is an open university and there are no prerequisites for enrolling into a computer science program. However, to ensure success in your program, you should be certain that you have a basic understanding of computers, as well as reasonable skills in mathematics. The following steps will assist you in determining your readiness to begin the introductory computer science course (COMP 200 - Introduction to Computing and Information Systems).


First, read the information regarding the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and personal qualities you require to be successful, before starting an online computer science course at "Are You Ready to Take an SCIS Course?"


Next, take the following two quizzes which test your computer literacy and math skills:


COMP 200 Computer Literacy Quiz


COMP 200 Math Readiness Quiz


Once you submit each quiz, there is a contact link available. Please use this link if you wish to discuss the results of the quiz and what steps you might need to take to prepare for a computer science program or course.


Note: As completing COMP 200 entails a fairly high level of difficulty, COMP 210 is recommended as more appropriate for students not majoring in CIS (check your program regulations and transfer credit agreements where appropriate).



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Am I Ready for AU

Math Readiness Assessment

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