If you have knowledge of a subject area not covered by standardized exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST), you may be able to receive credit by taking a Challenge Exam. Credit can only be awarded if the course has not already been taken or transferred from another institution. If you have previously taken a course and did poorly in it, you can not take a Challenge Exam to try and improve the grade. A Challenge Exam is an exam developed by a UW-Green Bay faculty member to cover the contents of a specific course. Only UW-Green Bay students enrolled in degree or certification programs are eligible for Challenge Exams.
To arrange a Challenge Exam:
- Identify the course for which you are seeking to receive credit.
- Contact the appropriate faculty member to determine if an exam is available for the course you want to test out of.
- Register for the exam by completing a form available from the Testing Services Coordinator. A fee of $90.00* is due when you complete the registration form. (cash or check only)
- Arrange a date for the Challenge Exam with the appropriate faculty member who will administer the exam.
A passing grade on the exam results in the awarding of the appropriate number of credits. Criteria for passing are determined by departmental faculty.
*$50.00 of the portion of the fee will be transferred to the S&E account of the faculty member’s budget unit who evaluates the portfolio.
Last updated: August 6, 2013