Course Challenge

In appropriate circumstances, the University will permit a student to challenge a course by examination for students who have fulfilled study equivalent to requirements for a course at the University.

Course challenge is the prerogative of the University and must have the approval of the University instructor or faculty member and the Senior Academic Officer or designate.

  • A student is not permitted to challenge a course previously failed.
  • A student may not challenge a course more than once.
  • A course challenge is suitable for students currently registered with the University.
  • Students considering challenging a course are urged to obtain permission prior to commencement of classes.
  • The instructor or faculty member will set the examination requirement(s) to be met for successful course challenge.
  • The instructor or faculty member will set appropriate grading standards for a course challenge.
  • A course challenge is not permitted for a course for which credit has already been obtained at the University or through transfer credit except in cases in which a time-sensitive course has expired.
  • The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Policy applies to a course challenge.
  • A student may appeal a course challenge decision to the Academic Student Appeals Committee.

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