Challenge Exams have been developed for a limited number of 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses. These exams allow students to test out of a course and receive college credit on their Cumberland University transcript. Exams are linked to the course learning outcomes and objectives.
The school with academic responsibility for the course maintains a file of study materials for these exams. Study materials may be requested on the application to take a Challenge Exam.
Challenge Exams are restricted as follows.
A Challenge Exam or Experiential Credit Application form can be picked up at the Registrars Office or emailed to the student upon request. Completed and signed applications should be submitted to the Registrars Office.|
Upon approval of an application for a Challenge Exam, the Registrars Office will post a bill for the exam to the students account. The student must then pay the $75 fee in full at the Business Office (615.547.1218) prior to setting up an exam appointment.|
Upon payment, the school with academic responsibility for the course will contact the student to set up an appointment to take the Challenge Exam. |
To be awarded non-traditional course credit for a Challenge Exam, the student must score no less than 70% on the exam.|
Challenge Exams currently available by school are listed below.
Edward A. Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
BUA 101 Introduction to Business
BUA 251 Business Communications
CIS 170 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Music and the Arts