Regulation 15 - Challenge for Credit

Challenge for credit by examination is available, by permission of the relevant Chair, to people who have been admitted to the University and who believe that they can meet the requirements of a course, under the following conditions:

  1. Challenge for Credit examinations are special examinations that test the student on the content of the entire course. They are not necessarily the same as regularly scheduled final examinations. In certain courses, completion of laboratory/practical components may be required.
  2. Only students in “Good” academic standing may challenge a course. Departments or Faculties/Schools will hold the list of courses that are eligible to challenge for credit and will send the Registrar’s Office the list to have on file. Some departments may have a departmental policy within the department.
  3. No challenge for credit will be accepted when any attempt has been made within the previous ten years to earn credit in the course, or an equivalent course, whether by challenge or otherwise.
  4. Not more than 10 courses (30 semester hours of credit) towards any degree may be earned by the challenge for credit.
  5. Application to the Registrar's Office must be made, and the appropriate non-refundable fee paid, for each course in which examination is sought (see Academic Calendar section on "Tuition and Fees"), at least one month before the start of the examination period.
  6. A successful challenge result will be noted as "Challenge for Credit" on the transcript with a grade of "P".  An unsuccesful challenge is not recorded on the transcript.
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