Challenge Exams

Central Maine Community College offers matriculated students the opportunity to take a challenge examination in lieu of a catalog course for which the student believes they are knowledgeable.

Matriculated (current degree, certificate or advanced certificate seeking) students at Central Maine Community College have the opportunity to take a challenge exam in lieu of any CMCC course for which an exam is written and available. Challenge examinations are limited to one attempt per course and may not be taken for courses in which a CLEP or DSST examination exists. Requests for the challenge examination must be approved by the department chair, academic dean and relevant faculty member. A grade of C or higher must be attained on the examination but will be recorded as a “P” on the student’s transcript and not factored into the grade point average. Students may apply for credit by examination through the Office of the Registrar, but are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor first. Challenge exams should be accomplished in time to impact a student’s upcoming course schedule.

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