Course Test-Out Information
Students, through work experience or previous knowledge, may be in a position to
of a course in their program of study
at Stevens-Henager College. When students successfully test out of a course, they do not have to take the course and the transcript
states that the course was passed by exam. The benefit of testing out of a course is that students may shorten the time required
to complete their program. However, testing out of a course does not reduce the cost of a student's program. Credits earned by
challenge examinations do not contribute toward enrollment status for financial aid or veterans benefits. Failed challenge exams
are not recorded on a student's transcript.
We recommend taking courses rather than testing out. Unless students have superior knowledge of course content, students who take
a course rather than testing out normally experience enhanced understanding of course content.
Associate Deans responsible for programs determine which courses are appropriate for
and the appropriate assessment method,
which is normally the equivalent of the course final exam with a score of 90% or higher. Associate Deans may determine that a different
assessment method is more appropriate in identifying a student's mastery of the material covered by a course.
Students who want to Test-Out of a course need to do the following:
• Contact the Associate Dean (see the list below) responsible for the course no later than one week prior
to the scheduled start date to find out if a Test-Out is available for the specific course.
• Schedule a time with the Associate Dean when the Test-Out exam may be taken, but no later than noon on
Monday of the first week of the module the course is offered.
• Take the test at the assigned time and receive results of test.
If the Test-Out test is not passed, then the student takes the course as scheduled.
If the Test-Out test is passed, then the student does not need to take the course he or she tested out of. Rather,
the student is enrolled in the next course in the program by Wednesday in the first week of the module.