You may choose to take a test to challenge or waive a course. To challenge a course, you must earn a B or higher on the test. The grade and one hour of course credit will appear on your transcript.
If you prefer to waive the requirement, you will need to earn a C or higher on the test. Although it fulfills the concept-based component of the Area A.4 General Education requirements, it will not appear on your transcript and does not earn credit hours.
A charge of $50.00 will be applied to your bill for a waiver and an additional $40.00 will be charged for recording a letter grade and the credit.
If you're registered for a class but wish to test out of it, you must take the challenge exam within the first two weeks of the beginning of the semester (see "Nontraditional College Credit" section in the Undergraduate Catalog). If your grade on the exam is not a C or above, you should continue on in the class. However, if you are not registered for the class or drop it within the first two weeks, you can take the exam any time during the semester prior to test week.
Before you schedule the challenge exam for Computer Concepts, we recommend taking the online practice test.
Your test score will be emailed to the instructor, and we will process the form for your credit or waiver.
To challenge CPTE 105 Intro to Word Processing, CPTE 106 Intro to Spreadsheets, or CPTE 107 Intro to Database:
If you have any questions about the procedure outlined above or about challenging another course, please contact the School of Computing office manager at 423.236.2936. The office is located on the ground floor of Hickman Science Center in the School of Computing office suite.