This is a performance assessment in which a student demonstrates proficiency in the competencies of the course. Challenge exams are available for selected courses. The challenge exam is taken either before enrolling in a course or within the first seven calendar days from the start of the course. There is a charge of $20.00 per credit, collectible prior to attempting the exam. You are not eligible to take a challenge exam if you have previously received a grade in the same course. Please contact your counselor or Student Services for more information about challenge exams.