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Prior Learning Course Challenge Criteria

You must meet the following criteria to apply for the Course Challenge:

  • Having an official evaluation (See policy).
  • Being well informed of all other Credit-By-Exam options.
  • A GPA of more than 2.0 (See policy).
  • Having no overdue balances on your UMGC Student Account.

In addition, you are not permitted to participate in Course Challenge if:

  • You wish to challenge a freshman or sophomore-level language course in your native language (See policy).
  • You have previously earned a grade (including a 'W' or 'I') in the course you wish to challenge (See policy).
  • You are attempting to challenge a course that would act as a prerequisite for any course you have already taken.

Terms of Agreement

  • UMGC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these examinations. Approval to take examinations does not guarantee award of credit; other conditions, such as appropriate score, must be satisfied. All information on credit-by-exam is subject to change without notice.
  • Submission of the application constitutes your agreement to having the nonrefundable course challenge fee (current UMGC tuition) charged to your student account.
  • Submission of the application constitutes your awareness and acknowledgment that the course challenge process can take four months or more for completion.

Apply for Course Challenge Assessment

Apply for a course challenge assessment to determine undergraduate credit at UMGC.

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