The Challenge Exam: Credit by Examination

Course Credit By Testing Out

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in order to encourage independent study and recognize personal knowledge and mastery of subject matter and topics, provides matriculated students, who have not been previously enrolled in an equivalent course, the opportunity to demonstrate academic competency.

Students who show evidence of advanced knowledge will be exempt from certain courses and requirements if they pass departmentally created examinations. A student who successfully passes such an examination satisfies the requirements of and earns credits for the course. With the exception of Foreign Language, Credit by Exam may not be used to fulfill a Core Requirement. 

Participation in the program is not automatically given. Also, the granting of course credit is based on certain conditions. The fee is $100.00 per credit.

For information please contact the Office for Undergraduate Students 610-519-3900.

Contact Information

Office for Undergraduate Students
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Saint Augustine Center 107
Phone: 610-519-3900
Email: as-ous@villanova.edu
Fax: 610-519-6322

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Challenge Exam Calendar

SUMMER 2016
Examination Date:
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

FALL 2016
Examination Date
: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Application Deadline:  Thursday, September 22, 2016

SPRING 2017
Examination Date
: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Application Deadline:  Saturday, February 18, 2017