Challenge Exams are designed by LCSC faculty with expertise in the subject area to assess your prior knowledge of the learning outcomes of a particular course. If you believe you have mastered the course learning outcomes through experience, independent study, or other means, you may petition to challenge a course for credit. If you pass the exam, you will be awarded credit for the course, and it will be posted on your transcript. Fees and regulations apply.
Challenge Exams are one means of awarding credit through Prior Learning Assessment. There are several other ways to award credit through Prior Learning Assessment as well, including Competency Credit, AP, CLEP, DSST, or DANTES. For more information, contact the Registrar Office.
For a list of approved courses available to challenge, see below. If you do not see the course you want to challenge, please contact the Challenge Exam Coordinator, Sarah Willmore.
Listed below are the available courses to challenge. Click on the exam title to review the “Am I Ready” document for each exam. Review this document carefully to understand what is necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course and determine if a Challenge exam is a right choice for you.
|AC||231||Principles of Accounting I||3||Karen Andrews||Business|
|AC||232||Principles of Accounting II||3||Karen Andrews||Business|
|BUS||101||Introduction to Business||3||Luther Maddy||Business|
|BUS||321||Principles of Marketing||3||Jill Thomas-Jorgenson||Business|
|BUS||355||Information Systems for Managers||3||Luther Maddy||Business|
|BUS||365||Business Law I||3||Randy Eriksen||Business|
|BUS||412||Human Resource Management||3||Debbie Goodwin||Business|
|CHEM||371||Organic Chemistry I||3||Rachel Jameton||Natural Science & Mathematics|
|CHEM||372||Organic Chemistry II||3||Rachel Jameton||Natural Science & Mathematics|
|ENGL||102||Research Writing||3||Gwen Sullivan||Humanities|
|GEOG||102||Introduction to Geography||3||Leif Hoffmann||Social Sciences|
|HLTH||253||Nutrition||3||Clay Robinson||Movement & Sport Sciences|
|NU||413||Professional Role Development:Manager/Coordinator of Care||3||Kristy Johnson||Nursing & Health Sciences|
|NU||440||Community Health Nursing||3||Tracey Koch||Nursing & Health Sciences|
|NU||442||Practicum in Community Health||3||Tracey Koch||Nursing & Health Sciences|
|PSYC||101||Introduction to Psychology||3||Rhett Dissner||Social Sciences|
|PSYC||205||Developmental Psychology||3||Rhett Dissner||Social Sciences|
|PSYC||240||Historical and Contemporary Issues||3||Rachelle Genthos||Social Sciences|
|PSYC/SS||300||Statistical Methods||3||Teri Rust||Social Sciences|
|PSYC||320||3||Rachelle Genthos||Social Sciences|
|SPAN||202||Intermediate Spanish II
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