Undergraduate and Graduate Communication Assessments
Undergraduate: All students who have been admitted to Walsh are required to take the exam prior to registering in COM 320.
Graduate: New graduate students entering the MAC, MSF, MSITL, and Dual degrees are required to complete the Graduate Communication Assessment (GCA) prior to their first COM 510 Leadership Communication class session.
Students will respond to one writing prompt and should write their response in an essay format. The essay will be evaluated in three areas: Grammar and mechanics; Style; Organization and development.
Undergraduate: The exam is scored on a scale of 1 through 6. A score of 4, 5, or 6 is considered passing and you may enroll in COM 320. A score of 1, 2, or 3 requires enrollment in COM 300 Communication Essentials.
New graduate students entering the MAC, MBA, MBA/MKT, MBA/MSF, MBA/MSM, MBASTEM, MBASTEM/ITL, MSF, MSMKT, and MSITL are required to complete the Graduate Communication Assessment (GCA) prior to their first COM 510 Leadership Communication class session. MBA, MBA/MKT, MBA/MSF, MBA/MSM, MBASTEM, MBASTEM/ITL, and MSF students with a score of 4 or higher will not be required to complete the COM 510 course in their program.
It is highly recommended that students take the communication assessment immediately upon admission to Walsh College. Students are not charged a fee for the communication assessment and the assessment may only be taken one time and is not repeatable.
The Graduate Communication Assessment will assess writing skills in three areas:
- Grammar and mechanics
- Organization and development
For more information on the communication assessment please visit our website at www.walshcollege.edu/communication-assessments