Course Credit, Waivers, & Substitutions

Course Credits, Waivers, and Substitutions

The IST department does not currently give credit for internships or work experience. We can only accept credit from accredited institutions.

Courses for the major can be satisfied through the below alternatives:

Undergraduate Substitutions/Waivers

BS in Information Technology and IT Minor Substitution/Waiver options

IT 104 (credit)

The CLEP exam for Information Systems can be used to satisfy IT 104. Details are available here.

Students with ITE 115 or CSC 110 credit can satisfy IT 104 with IT 191. More details here.

IT 106 (credit)

Students with ITP 120 credit can satisfy IT 106 with IT 196.

More details here.

IT 106 and IT 206 (substitution)

Students who have completed CS 112 and CS 211 with transfer credit, grades of XS or C or higher, can use both courses as a substitution for IT 106 and IT 206.

IT 109 (substitution)

Students who have completed CS 112 with transfer credit, grade of XS or C or higher, may use CS 112 as a substitution for IT 109.

IT 213 (credit)

Students with ITE 170 credit can satisfy IT 213 with IT 193.

More details here.

IT 214 (credit)

Students with ITD 256 credit can satisfy IT 214 with IT 194.

More details here.

IT 304 (alternate)

CS 105+CS 306 can be used to satisfy IT 304 (auto equivalency).

IT 306 (substitution)

Students who have completed CS 310 (C or higher) can use it as a substitution for IT 306.

IT 341 (waiver)

Students who hold a CCNA Routing and Switching Certification (Must provide proof of certification) –and– pass the IT 341 final exam with a score of 75% or higher can earn a waiver of IT 341. Contact Dr. Khondkar Islam (kislam2@gmu.edu) for exam details.

The IT 341 waiver does not give credit for IT 341, rather, it allows a student to bypass IT 341 as a prerequisite. Students may register for subsequent courses after having earned the waiver and submission of a registration override request form. Students will still need to meet the 120-credit minimum and 45 upper-level credit minimum requirements to graduate.

IT 343 (substitution)

Students who have completed CS 105 and CS 306 (or IT 304) and CS 321 can use it as a substitution for IT 343.

IT 442 (waiver)

Students who hold a valid AWS certificate (either Cloud Practitioner or Solutions Architect) --and-- pass the IT 442 final exam with a score of 80% or higher can earn a waiver of IT 442. Contact Dr. Pouyan Ahmadi (pahmadi@gmu.edu) for exam details.

The IT 442 waiver does not give the student credit for IT 442, rather, it allows a student to bypass IT 442 as a prerequisite. Students may register for subsequent courses (IT 451 and/or IT 471) after having earned the waiver and submission of a registration override request form.

To satisfy the CCG concentration with an IT 442 waiver, students would need to take IT 451, IT 461, IT 471, IT 481, and 1 concentration elective from any other concentration area, provided the prereq(s) have been met.

STAT 250 (substitution)

Students who have credit for STAT 344 (C or higher) may use this to substitute STAT 250.

Students who have completed BUS 210+310 (C or higher) may use these two courses as substitutions for STAT 250.

MATH 113 (substitution)

Students who have not completed MATH 108 or 113 but have credit for MATH 114 (transfer, XS, or C or higher) can use it as a substitution for MATH 113.

MBUS 300 (substitution)

Students who have credit for ACCT 203 may use this course as a substitution for MBUS 300. As lower-level credits, students will need to be sure to make up any upper-level deficiencies so they meet the 45-credit upper level requirement for graduation.

MBUS 301 (substitution)

MGMT 303 is an approved substitution for MBUS 301.

IT 214 Prerequisite Substitution (for SEOR students only)

CDS 130 can be used as a prerequisite for IT 214.

ECE 301 (substitution)

Students who have credit for ECE 331 (XS or C or higher) may use it as a substitution for ECE 301.

BAS Student Exceptions to Prerequisites

Students in the BAS are eligible to take the below courses with prerequisite exceptions.

IT 304

Students in the BAS may take IT 304 without having completed ____.

IT 306

Students in the BAS may take IT 306 without having completed IT 216.

IT 343

Students in the BAS may take IT 343 without having completed IT 293.

IT 353, IT 357, IT 369, IT 425, IT 429, IT 462

Students in the BAS may take IT 353, IT 357, IT 369, IT 425, IT 429, IT 462 without having completed _____.

IT 442, IT 451, IT 481

Students in the BAS may take IT 442, IT 451, IT 481 without having completed _____.

Graduate Substitutions/Waivers

MS in Applied Information Technology (MS AIT) and MS in Information Systems (MS INFS), Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate (CERG-ACBS) substitution/waivers

AIT 660/CYSE 610 (waiver)

Students who are CISSP-certified can be granted a waiver of AIT 660/CYSE 610. Proof of certification must be provided to msait@gmu.edu, for review before a registration override can be granted for students to register for subsequent courses.

CS 530 (substitution)

CS 530, although more advanced than COMP 502, can be used as a substitution of COMP 502.

CYSE 610 (substitution)

CYSE 610 is an approved substitution of AIT 660 for CYSE students only.

INFS 501 (substitution)

Students should take COMP 502; however, if INFS 501 is cross-listed with COMP 502, it is an approved substitution for COMP 502 for the MS INFS.

INFS 612 (substitution)

INFS 612 is an approved elective for MS INFS students.

INFS 740 (substitution)

INFS 740 is an approved elective for MS INFS students.

SWE 619 (substitution)

SWE 619 is an approved elective for MS INFS students.