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Challenge Exam Overview

What Is a Challenge Exam?

If you feel that your background, education, and experience have given you sufficient knowledge in a subject area, you may challenge certain courses. Earning course credit through Challenge Examinations is equivalent to passing a cumulative, end-of-the-term examination or a series of comparable exams. Examinations will vary depending on the type of course challenged. An instructor of the College recommended by the appropriate Academic Area Dean develops the examination. Each academic area selects which courses are available for challenge and may have academic area-specific screening procedures to determine a student’s eligibility to take the Challenge exam. Challenge exams are not available as an option if other proficiency examinations such as CLEP are available.

A Challenge Exam Cannot Be Taken for the Following Purposes

Challenge Exam Process

If you desire to pursue a challenge exam you must be able to describe briefly the experiences that provided you with the knowledge and skills relevant to the course being challenged. Upon receipt of your application with academic area approval, and your payment for this service, your exam is scheduled. After a successful challenge, course credit is awarded with a grade of P (Pass).

There is a $40.00 non-refundable administrative fee and a $50 per credit fee due in advance of scheduling.

Note: The CIS department will allow a student to retake a CIS challenge exam after a three (3) month wait period.

Click here for Challenge Exam Registration Information

Challenge Exams Offered

Courses Syllabus

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Donna Felisberto
Coordinator, Academic Placement & Testing Center
978-556-3410
dfelisberto@necc.mass.edu

 

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