English Challenge Exam

What is the English Challenge exam?

The English Challenge Exam is given to students who are non-native speakers of the English language.  This test will allow non-native speakers to receive credit in ESL (English as a Second Language).

 When can I take the English challenge exam?

The English challenge exam is given once a semester/term.

  • In Fall Semester, the exam will be given on the 4th Thursday and Saturday of October
  • In Winter, the 1st Thursday and Saturday of March
  • In Spring; the 1st Thursday and Saturday in June
  • In Summer, the 1st Thursday and Saturday in August.  The test is administered in B153 JFSB

The time for Thursday Tests is 4-7pm and Saturday tests will be from 10am-1:00pm.

How do I qualify to take the challenge exam?

Generally if English your second language and it is not your education language, you  can take the exam.  If you are unsure if you qualify to take this exam, come in to the office in 4064 JFSB,  call 801-422-2937, or email us at ling-elang@byu.edu.

How many credits do I receive if I pass the exam?

You will receive 15 Credits total if you choose.  The exam covers material given in ESL classes 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305 and each course is worth three credits. 12 credits are graded and the other 3 are pass/fail.

How do I sign up to take the exam?

Pick up a form from our office in JFSB 4064. Put your email at the top so we will be able to contact you.  Take this form to the OneStop desk in the ASB to pay for the exam.  The exam will cost $20.  Then return the form to our office where we will hold it until the test gets closer.

When will I know my results?

5-7 days after the test, we will receive your scores in our office.  We will send you an email to let you know that we have received your scores.  You will come in to look over your scores and you will decide which you want to keep to go on your transcript.  If you are happy with your scores, and want all of them on your transcript, sign and date at the bottom of the form.  If you do not want the score, you will cross it out and initial out to the side. Once you have signed for your scores, you will be given the pink copy to keep.  We will send your form to be signed and taken to the records department.