For students who have a mastery of a subject area, they can take advantage of the Course Challenge opportunity. A matriculated student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 who believes s/he has the competence in the subject matter of a course worthy of a grade of “C” or better in that course may petition the Registrar for the opportunity to demonstrate that competence via a course challenge. After reviewing the student’s academic record, the Registrar will establish whether the student has the right to challenge the course based on the restrictions / criteria outlined in the college catalog.
A course challenge is not permitted if the student has been enrolled in the course for any period of time. Also, all prerequisites must be satisfied prior to the approval of a course challenge. Unsuccessful challengers will have no opportunity to challenge the course again. If a qualified instructor is not available, the course challenge will not take place.
The student will consult with the chair of the department that teaches the course to request an appropriate faculty member to administer the challenge. If a qualified instructor is not available, the course challenge will not take place.
The fee for a course challenge is not included in the regular tuition charges. Contact the Bursar’s Office for the fees associated with challenging a course.
Students may petition to challenge up to five courses while attending Del Val. Not all courses may be challenged. Courses may be challenged only with the consent of the department that teaches the course. Please follow this link to review the form.