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Students may challenge undergraduate courses, i.e., receive credit for a course without enrolling in it, under certain conditions. A student who wishes to challenge a course must present to the chairperson of the department that offers the course sufficient information to enable the department chairperson to determine the student’s mastery of the material provided in the course. A student who is considered eligible for a course challenge by a department chairperson is examined on the course by the faculty of the department according to a procedure established by the department. This challenge policy does not apply to learning support courses.

Students may not challenge courses that are offered through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) except foreign language courses.

If the student is approved for credit by examination, the student will pay an examination and recording fee per course challenged. Receipt of payment from the Business Office must be presented to the department chairperson before the examination. The result of the examination is recorded on the Credit by Examination Form provided by the Dean of the College. The Dean of the College will notify the Office of the Registrar of all successful challenges. If the student successfully challenges the course, the course credit is recorded in the student’s permanent record, but no grades or quality points are awarded. No more than 30 semester hours credit may be awarded through the course-challenge procedure. At least 21 of the last 30 credit hours toward a degree must be completed in residence at Georgia College & State University at the 3000-4000 levels. There is a limit of one challenge per course.

See also: CLEP Exams

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