A student may elect to receive credit for a course by challenge examination for any
course approved by the academic discipline as a course eligible for challenge. The
following restrictions and procedures apply:
Students must register for a Credit-by-Challenge Examination by printing a form available
on the Registration and Records website and taking this to the Department Office of the department offering the
course (COBA advisors for Business Administration courses) by the end of the fifth
day of classes in the semester.
Credit is recorded on the student transcript as awarded in the semester following
the successful challenge of a course. Students challenging courses in the Spring Semester
have the option of having the credit reported in either the Summer Session or the
Fall Semester, but must specify on the form requesting the examination whether they
want to have the credit recorded during the Summer session or the Fall semester. Students
must pay all applicable University fees for the term in which the credit is reported
on the transcript. The successfully challenged course is included in determining all
fees, including the State University Tuition Fees.
Examinations are scheduled to take place early each semester. Students will receive
their results prior to the beginning of the Priority Registration period for the next
Successful challenge of a course will result in a grade of Credit. Successfully challenged
courses do not count against the limit on the number of courses that may be taken
for a grade of Credit/No Credit and can be applied to major requirements with the
approval of the major department.
Credit by examination may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement. (Title
A student must demonstrate competency in writing skills as part of the challenge examination.
Students may not challenge courses under the following circumstances:
Students may not challenge courses in which they are currently enrolled.
A student may not elect to challenge a course for which any grade (including "U",
"F", "WU", "IC", "NC", or "AU") was received in a previous semester, for which academic
renewal has been granted, or for which a prior challenge has been unsuccessful.
A student may not challenge a course that is listed in the catalog as a prerequisite
for a course in which academic credit has already been granted.
Students who successfully complete the challenge exam for a course for which the challenge
was prohibited (as detailed above) will not receive credit.
Courses cannot be challenged to fulfill upper-division General Education requirements.
The following courses are approved for credit by challenge examination:
Credit by challenge examinations for language courses have been suspended for Spring