College Catalog
Policies and Procedures

Challenge Exam

By reason of occupational or educational experience, a student may earn credit for any Hudson Valley Community College course in the student's degree program by taking the final examination for the course. A challenge exam cannot be administered once a student is registered for and is attending the course.

The student must request this evaluation of learning by, and obtain approval of, the department chairperson of the course to be challenged. The student's department chairperson must also approve the course as part of the student's degree program.

Once these approvals have been obtained, the student must pay for the examination in the Cashier's Office. Please refer to Tuition and Fees for the current fee structure. The student must then present the receipt to the Registrar's Office to obtain the Challenge Exam form, which must be signed by the student's department chairperson and submitted to the faculty member administering the examination.