Course Challenge

Credit by Examination

Also see "Transfer Credit Practices"

Course challenge examinations are sufficiently comprehensive to determine that the student has the same knowledge and skills as those students who enroll in, and successfully complete, the course. A student should have previous training, private study, work experience, or other bona fide qualifications indicating the student has knowledge or abilities equivalent to course completers.

Challenge Process

  • Must be a currently enrolled student
  • Pick-up the Application for Credit by Examination form
    • Available in Enrollment Services & Division Offices
  • Meet with the instructor of the course
  • Receive written approval from
    •  instructor and Division Dean
  • Pay the established non-refundable fee
    •  at the Cashier's Office
  • Submit form to Enrollment Services
    •  prior to 10th calendar day of the quarter
  • Complete the requirements of the course challenge
    • by the 50th calendar day of the quarter
  •  Traditional letter grade will be issued
  • Students not testing will be issued an F or a V
    • at the instructor's discretion.

A student may be registered for a course which he or she decides to challenge instead. In that case, the student has paid regular tuition and fees for the course, which may be re-funded only if the student withdraws by the published refund deadlines; the student must also withdraw in order to avoid earning a grade. The student must make a decision early in order to challenge a course. Please stop by the Enrollment Services office or email us at admissions@everettcc.edu for more details.

Please note these challenge exceptions:

  • Activity courses may not be challenged
  • Courses taken previously at regionally accredited institutions may not be challenged.
  • Courses previously taken for audit at EvCC may not be challenged
  • An individual course may be challenged only once